Sunday, March 12, 2006

Boo Hoo Suebdoo2

White supremacist and One Nation Party (ONP) candidate for the seat of Victoria Park in WA Sue Bateman has lost.

Again.

Making this her second failed attempt to capitalise on the public's supposed enthusiasm for anti-Semitism to get her bumped into Parliament.

Boo hoo.

District of Victoria Park Results
11 MAR 2006 State By-Election
District Status : Final for the Night
Electors : 25,580

Candidate :: Votes Counted :: % Valid Votes

OWENS - IND // 212 // 1.36%
TATTERSALL - IND // 127 // 0.81%
MARGETTS - GRN // 1,312 // 8.40%
van LIESHOUT - IND // 41 // 0.26%
WARD - IND // 84 // 0.54%
BATEMAN - ONP // 434 // 2.78%
DUNN - DSP // 162 // 1.04%
WYATT - ALP // 7,722 // 49.41%
GREAVES - FFP // 149 // 0.95%
HEGGERS - CDP // 546 // 3.49%
STEVENSON - LIB // 4,839 // 30.96%

Total Valid Votes 15,628 // 100.00%
Informal 621 // 3.82%
Total 16,249
In summary, in this year's popularity contest, Bateman received just 434 votes; 142 votes less than she did in 2005 (when she received 576). Still, is coming fifth in a field of eleven candidates an improvement on coming fifth in a field of five?