New Norfolk Primary School Parents and Friends Association members Catherine Fenton, left, Lexie Hayton and Melissa Lawrence serving up a “democracy sausage” on their election-day stall at the town-side polling place. The association is trying to raise $2000 for a portable gazebo and donations can be made at the school office in Pioneer Ave. New Norfolk.
THE Tasmanian Electoral Commission has published first preference results, by polling place, recorded in the March 3 State Election. Results from local polling booths follow. Click here for full results.
The following assessments are based on votes cast at Dromedary, Glenora, Granton, Lachlan, Magra, Maydena, Molesworth, New Norfolk, New Norfolk North, Ouse and Westerway. Gretna, Hamilton and Ellendale no longer have local polling booths.
On the whole, the Derwent Valley voted in common with the rest of the state, with an overall majority for the incumbent Liberal government. New Norfolk on the other hand remained a majority Labor town, delivering 1401 votes to the ALP and 1271 to the Liberal Party.
Labor leader and state Opposition Leader Rebecca White polled 959 votes in New Norfolk and was the most popular candidate at the two local polling places (New Norfolk Primary School and Fairview Primary School), as well as being the highest vote-getter in the Derwent Valley and in the whole Lyons electorate. Guy Barnett took over from Rene Hidding as the most popular Liberal Party candidate in the electorate, winning 418 votes at New Norfolk.
DROMEDARY KENT, Michael 16 REYNOLDS, Chris 4 VERVAART, Bob5 (Jacqui Lambie Network total 25)
BARNETT, Guy 32 HIDDING, Rene 48 HOWLETT, Jane 38 SHELTON, Mark 23 TUCKER, John 17 (Liberal Party total 158)
BUTLER, Jen19 CLARK, Darren 4 GAFFNEY, Gerard2 LAMBERT, Janet 4 WHITE, Rebecca 93 WRIGHT, Kylie 1 (Australian Labor Party total 123)
BRINDLEY, Fraser 8 HUTCHINSON, Helen 3 LANDON-LANE, Lucy 4 MILLAR, Glenn 2 WHISSON, Gary 3 (Tasmanian Greens total 20)
ALLEN, Matthew 0 BROADBY, Shane 2 DI FALCO, Carlo 1 HARVEY, Andrew 2 TURALE, Wayne 5 (Shooters, Fishers, Farmers Tas total 10)