Photo finishes: Reid

This post will be progressively updated to follow the late counting in the undecided seat of Reid.

Wednesday 5pm. The addition of 1337 postal votes suggests we can just about put this one to bed. They’ve favoured Craig Laundy over John Murphy by 845-492, extending the former’s lead out to 928.

Election night. Reid is one of a number of Sydney seats where Labor did better than expected, though in this case perhaps not quite enough. The ABC projects a 3.5% swing against a 3.1% margin, with all ordinary election night votes counted.

Author: William Bowe

William Bowe is a Perth-based election analyst and occasional teacher of political science. His blog, The Poll Bludger, has existed in one form or another since 2004, and is one of the most heavily trafficked websites on Australian politics.

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