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Daniel Andrews Claims Victory As Labor Wins Landslide Re-Election In Victoria

Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews has claimed victory in the state election that as delivered a landslide win to the Labor Party.

The ALP appears to have won up to 8 seats from the coalition and looks likely to hold 55 seats in the 88-seat Legislative Assembly, a victory equal to the Bracks majority in 2006.

Andrews’ 2014 victory gave the ALP 47 seats, an absolute majority of six. It now looks set to govern with a majority of 22.

The government’s two-party-preferred vote is like to be around 57%, exceeding the 54.39% vote achieved by Bracks in 2006.

This is the speech Andrews delivered to supporters in Melbourne.

Watch Andrews (13m):

Listen to Andrews (13m)


Penrith By-Election: Victory Speech By Stuart Ayres

The ALP’s defeat in the NSW state by-election for Penrith presaged the party’s massive defeat 8 months later and did nothing to calm fears about Kevin Rudd’s leadership of the Federal party.

The ALP held the western Sydney electorate by 9.1% before the by-election. The sitting member had resigned after becoming embroiled in an Independent Commission Against Corruption (ICAC) investigation.

The Liberal candidate, Stuart Ayres, won the seat with a 25.73% two-party-preferred swing. The ALP’s primary vote fell by 24.19% to just 24.48%. [Read more…]


Super Tuesday Election Speeches: Obama, Clinton, McCain, Huckabee, Romney

These are the main election night speeches from the 2008 Super Tuesday round of primaries.

The Democratic candidates are Senator Barack Obama and Senator Hillary Clinton.

The Republican candidates are Senator John McCain, Mike Huckabee and Mitt Romney. [Read more…]


Mitt Romney’s Victory Speech – Michigan Primary

This is Mitt Romney’s victory speech, following his success in the Republican Party’s Michigan primary.

  • Listen to Romney (7m)

President George W. Bush Wins Second Term; Kerry Concedes

President George W. Bush won a second term in the White House in the presidential election of November 3, 2004.

The Republican president and his running-mate, Vice-President Dick Cheney, won 62,040,610 votes – 50.73% – to carry 31 states and secure 286 electoral college votes.

Bush’s Democratic Party opponent, Senator John Kerry, won 59,028,444 votes – 48.27% – to carry 19 states plus the District of Columbia, and secure 252 electoral college votes.

Bush’s winning margin was the smallest ever for a re-elected president. There was one ‘faithless elector’ from Minnesota who voted for John Edwards, reducing Kerry to 251 electoral college votes. [Read more…]


Democratic Primaries Cement John Kerry’s Position As Frontrunner For Presidential Nomination

The mini-Super Tuesday Democratic Party primaries and caucuses have cemented Senator John F. Kerry’s position as the frontrunner for his party’s presidential nomination.

Kerry won the contests in Missouri, Arizona, Delaware, New Mexico and North Dakota.

Senator John Edwards won in South Caroline, keeping his hopes alive, at least for a few days.

Retired General Wesley Clark had a narrow victory over Edwards and Kerry in Oklahoma, also delaying his departure from the race.

The former frontrunner and Governor of Vermont, Howard Dean, was defeated in all seven contests.

The 2000 vice-presidential nominee, Senator Joe Lieberman, was also defeated and announced his withdrawal from the race. [Read more…]


John Kerry Wins New Hampshire Democratic Primary; Election Night Speeches

Senator John Kerry has won the Democratic New Hampshire primary.

Kerry polled 39% against his opponents Howard Dean, Wesley Clark, John Edwards and Joe Lieberman.

His win makes him the party’s frontrunner for this year’s nomination. [Read more…]


Bob Carr Claims Victory, John Brogden Concedes Defeat In NSW State Election

The ALP easily won the 2003 New South Wales state election.

The ALP won 55 seats, the same number it had won in 1999. The Liberal Party retained the 20 seats it had won in 1999, whilst the National Party won 12 seats, a loss of one.

It was the ALP’s third consecutive victory (1995,1999 & 2003) under Bob Carr. Carr retired in 2005.

These are the speeches by Premier Bob Carr and Opposition Leader John Brogden on election night. [Read more…]


Labor Wins Landslide Victory In Tasmania; Liberals Decimated; Second Term For Jim Bacon

The Labor Party had won a landslide re-election victory in Tasmania, securing a second term and decimating the Liberal Party.

Whilst not winning any extra seats in the 25-seat House of Assembly, the ALP easily won the election with 14 seats, compared to just 7 for the Liberal Party. The Liberals lost 3 seats. The Opposition Leader, Bob Cheek, was one of the Liberal casualties, losing the Denison seat he had held since 1996.

Tasmania has 5 electorates each returning 5 members, using a system of proportional voting.

The ALP increased its primary vote by 7.09% to poll 51.88%. The Liberal Party primary vote fell by 10.67% to 27.38%.

The big winners were the Greens, whose vote increased by 7.95% to 18.13%. The Greens won an extra 3 seats and now hold 4, just one less than the number it held in 1992 and 1996. [Read more…]


Prime Minister John Howard’s 2001 Election Victory Speech

This is Prime Minister John Howard’s 2001 election night victory speech.

The election was Howard’s third consecutive win. After losing considerable ground in the 1998 election, the government increased its majority in 2001.

  • Listen to Howard (13m)