Western Australian election live

A thread for discussion of the Western Australian election count.

And they’re off. Polls have closed, and the first results should be in in half an hour or so. I’ll be part of ABC Radio’s coverage, which you can hear on local radio in Western Australia and around the country on News Radio. Here’s a thread for you all to discuss the action as it occurs.

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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  1. I’ve had an extended one-on-one conversation with Tim Hammond! He’s much more handsome without the beard, just sayin’ πŸ™‚

    And I don’t care if you say that’s sexist! πŸ˜›

  2. I see Michael Keenan is on ABC coverage, his bio before gracing the green leather chairs and ministerial office says it all. Keenan was:

    Milk delivery, waiter, bar attendant and salesman 1986-94.
    Real estate salesman 1993-96.
    Ministerial adviser to the ACT Deputy Chief Minister 1996-98.
    Various positions, Judge Institute of Management, Cambridge University and the London Daily Telegraph 1998-99.
    Deputy Director, Liberal Party (WA) 2000-01.
    Ministerial adviser to the Minister for Family and Community Services, Senator the Hon. AE Vanstone 2001-03.
    Property consultant, Irving and Keenan Real Estate 2003-04.

  3. I probably won’t be doing serious live commentary tonight unless something extremely unusual happens – playing in and helping run a chess tournament so won’t have TV access for a while. I may make comments here and on Twitter though.

  4. Property consultant, Irving and Keenan Real Estate 2003-04.

    Born with a Silver Auctioneer’s Hammer in his mouth. Dad was a big Liberal Party donor, so I heard.

  5. Confessions

    Nahan can’t help his accent but it is never his fault. He had a career at the IPA when he had all the answers and then found himself pulling the levers and he had none.

    He is my local member, on a 12 per cent margin. I
    could not be so lucky

  6. Sounds like the Libs are gearing up to use one of two excuses for any election loss tonight: ‘it’s time’ and PHON preference deal.

  7. Sprocket – I can’t believe Telstra show you half a game and then pull the plug unless you hand over dough. I’ve never heard the like.

  8. I wish the exit polls would give breakdown by parties. Will be interesting to know how this translate to upper house numbers.

  9. Gareth Parker βœ” @G_Parker
    I can reveal that Joe Francis has told Lib powerbrokers he wants to nominate for leader if Libs lose – but he might not hold his seat. @6PR

  10. CC,
    Sad thing C@ is thinking how PHON might block in the Senate and demand idiotic trade-offs.

    Wash your mouth out with soap! It’s not going to happen! πŸ˜€

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