Labor smashed in Northern Territory

Labor has been trounced in the Northern Territory. They were hoping to just hold on but a massive backlash has swept them from power in yesterday’s election:

THE Country Liberal Party has seized power in the Northern Territory, bringing to an end 11 years of Labor rule.

“Tonight Territorians have spoken and I respect their decision,” outgoing Chief Minister Paul Henderson said as he conceded the Labor had lost the election.

“My best wishes to Terry Mills, as he and the CLP will form the next government,” Mr Henderson said at an ALP function in Darwin.

“He inherits a territory that is heading in the right direction,” he said.

Preliminary results show the CLP appears to have secured a swing towards it of more than six per cent, giving it at least 14 seats in the 25-seat Legislative Assembly.

Two other seats are in doubt and independent MP Gerry Wood appears likely to hold onto his seat.

Rural electorates played a major part in the result, with big swings against Labor in remote areas and the ALP also losing the Darwin seat of Daly.

Only South Australia and Tasmania remain as Labor held states.

  • Vlad

    Excellent result (much of the Australian MSM, especially the Fairfax mob picked it wrong as usual, they expected the people of the outback to trot along and vote for Labour as usual). Much of the credit for the Labour thrashing goes to 4 indigeneous CLP candidates who led a local aboriginal voter revolt against the years of patronising & useless Labour handouts and blow-in activists. The Australian Left are aghast at the spectre of indigeneous Australians standing up for personal responsibility, jobs and not handouts, and a share of real power for real people.

    • le sphincter

      Yawn , the labour party were in power 12 years , yes 12 years and they are out . It happens. Doesnt look like Key and the Nationzls will back it past six

      • Sir Cullen’s Sidekick

        Spinach – I suggest you shift to NT now. Good for you.

  • Sir Cullen’s Sidekick

    Leader Sheep Shearer says this will not happen here in 2014 and the country is gearing to give a landslide victory to the progressive coalition of Labour/Green/NZ First/Mana/Maori – he is a winner Tories.

    • Dave

      I agree it won’t happen here in 2014 More like a 20 seat majority for National.

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