To loud cheers and renditions of the union anthem Solidarity Forever, a grinning Opposition Leader Bill Shorten welcomed his victorious by-election candidate Ged Kearney as "the hero of Batman". This was a big win for Labor. A morale boosting victory heading into a federal election in the next 12 months in a seat the Greens have been threatening, and promising, to win for years. As big a win for the ALP this was a savage loss for the Greens. This was Alex Bhathal's sixth attempt at Batman.
Greens leader Richard Di Natale has admitted his party must clean up its internal problems if it is to win back voters who abandoned it at the Batman by-election. Candidate Alex Bhathal, running for the sixth time, was the favourite to double the Greens' Lower House presence, but voters rejected her bid with the party's vote going backwards in the progressive seat. Labor's Ged Kearney enjoyed a 3 per cent swing on her way to victory. Bill Shorten labelled her "the hero of Batman".
For the second time in less than six months, tens of thousands of voters in inner Melbourne will head to the polls for today's by-election. And voters in the federal seat of Batman will once again be making a choice between Labor and the Greens. Despite the outcome not affecting Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull's grip on power (the Liberals are not fielding a candidate) the fight between Ged Kearney for Labor and Alex Bhathal for the Greens has implications for both parties.
.@RichardDiNatale says the party had a “very strong candidate” and blames the small group of branch members for loss. Not the only reason.
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