The Northern Territory election, that is. One day after the thought of a poll entered my consciousness, courtesy of Antony Green, Chief Minister Paul Henderson has sprung it on even earlier than expected in less than three weeks’ time. The previous election was on 18 June 2005, and the latest possible date for the next one was 27 June 2009. My election guide is, er, not quite ready yet, but hopefully will be in good-ish time before polling day.
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Centrebet have a book open. Paying $1.15 for Labor and $4.65 for the CLP.
I second what Jacques said about the defence force influence on voting patterns in Palmerston.
Though I note a lot of differences from both to booth
Note that Durack was the safest CLP booth at the last Federal election. It’s smack in the middle of Chris Natt’s seat of Drysdale. The booths in Brennan weren’t as strong for the CLP.
Palmerston has three halves…
the middle, old Palmerston, is blue collar etc and housing commission socio-economic areas, which is also mostly Blain.
Ironically? actually supporting the incumbancy factor, the seat is held by the CLP.
The two surrounding halves are private home and defence force housing, especially Durack in Drysdale and Gunn in Brennan.
In those seats its big mortgages and manicured lawns with house prices 500k plus.
Thanks Antony… am a massive fan of your work.
Keep it up.
I have a new post up on the NT election, so I’m closing this thread.
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