- Sep 18, 2005Hello
I'd be interested to hear from SA people how they think they went
in the Marrickville by-election.
To get 1.58% in arguably the most leftwing electorate in NSW
seems to be an interesting result. The argument will run, of
course, that this was squeezed due to the possibility of the
Greens winning. If this is the case, why didn't the SA just
campaign for a Green victory?
The SA had to run, of course, or it would be seen to be visibly
dead. But what now for the Socialist Alliance?
It seems to me that if you are going to do any serious political
work outside the ALP that has an electoral focus, it needs to be
around the Greens.
First preference results:
Goldstein (Christian Democrat) 920 (2.94%)
Woodward (Independent) 283 (0.9%)
McLachlan (Independent) 323 (1.03%)
Tebbut (ALP) 15390 (49.14%)
Byrne (Green) 12506 (39.93%)
Bleicher (Democrats) 844 (2.7%)
MacDonald 121 (0.39%)
Thomson (Save our Suburbs) 436 (1.39%)
Hinman (Socialist Alliance) 494 (1.58%)
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