Taylor’s big win

On 20/04/2019 by admin

Another go: Re-elected Hume MP Angus Taylor celebrated with wife, Louise and a band of supporters and staff on Saturday night.The people of Hume have spoken.
Nanjing Night Net

Incumbent Liberal MPAngus Taylor retained his position in the federal election on Saturday night, securing more than 54 per cent of the primary vote and 60.2 per cent after preferences.

Mr Taylor emerged victorious from theelectiondespite a 3.4 per cent swing in Labor’s favour, on the back of first-time Labor candidate Aoife Champion.

“In the northern area around Wollondilly it’s very clear we held or gained our primary vote but we won’t have a total picture until all the pre-polls are counted,” Mr Taylor said on Saturday night.

“I’m delighted (with the outcome).

“The vote I have received is a signal to me that people want me to continue working hard and engaging with them in the way I have been doing.”

Mr Taylor said he received more than 70 per cent of the vote in the “smaller northern booths”, including those in Camden and Wollondilly,.

He thanked his 500 volunteers throughout the Hume electorate and said his win was humbling.

“It is a privilege and a pleasure, and humbling to have this level of support,” Mr Taylor said.

“I will continue to fight for communities in Hume, and for the things I know so many local voters believe in –better opportunities for our businesses and their employees, better infrastructure and well targeted services.”

With just over 85 per cent of the vote countedMr Taylor had received 44,271 primary votes.

Ms Champion earned 26,164 primary votes, followed by Greens candidate Michaela Sherwood with 5122, Christian Democrat Adrian Van Der Byl with 2986, Bullet Train for Australia Party’s Trevor Anthoney with 1782 and Citizens Electoral Council candidate Lindsay Cosgrove with 1268.

Ms Champion said her party’s performance in Hume was “a great result”, especially given the two-party preferred swing, and put a dent in Mr Taylor’s “Prime Ministerial ambitions”.

In the neighbouring seat of Macarthur, Labor candidate Dr Michael Freelander was the shock winner.

He declaredvictory barely three hours after booths closed in what was predicted to be one of the country’s tightest races.

Dr Freelander took the seat from two-term LiberalMP Russell Matheson with a 12.2 per cent swing in Labor’s favour (after preferences), and secured 52.7 per cent of the primary vote.

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