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Redcliffe By-Election: Could Have Been Better, Could Have Been Worse

One of my brothers lives in the electorate which means that I have had some knowledge of the area. As you suggest Yale the unique circumstances of the previous member’s “fall from grace” should have have delivered a bigger swing , that it didn’t should worry the Alp , its supporters and its enablers .

The Red And The Blue

WHICHEVER WAY you cut it, the by-election in the Queensland state seat of Redcliffe today could have been better and could have been worse; even so, a 16% swing to the ALP has seen former federal MP Yvette D’Ath elected in what now becomes Queensland Labor’s eighth seat. A setback for the state LNP is not necessarily a disaster, and where the ALP is concerned, it would be unwise for that party to read too much into this result.

First things first: congratulations to the Queensland ALP and its candidate Yvette D’Ath on their win in Redcliffe today. They have been entrusted with the stewardship of representing that highly appealing sliver of the bayside region north of Brisbane for the next 12 months, and having achieved their win it is to be hoped D’Ath now knuckles under and gets on with the job she has been given.

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