The text is a work in progress, but I have a Batman by-election page up, which will keep score ahead of the by-election initiated by David Feeney’s resignation announcement yesterday. This is replete with the full English of charts and maps detailing past results and the electorate’s demographic characteristics. The highlights for my money are a chart showing the rather extraordinary progress of the primary vote since the Greens first fielded a candidate in 1996, and a booth results map that shows the neat precision with which Bell Street divided the booths the Greens won in 2016 from those won by Labor. If you would like more of my thoughts on the subject of the Batman by-election, there will hopefully be an article on the subject from me in Crikey today.
Introducing the third in an ongoing series of by-elections arising from the Section 44 imbroglio.