A surprising thing happened in Canberra – the Liberals took two seats off the Greens. That won’t stop the ALP and the Greens from continuing in government but you have to wonder – if the Greens are struggling in Canberra they might be in very serious trouble elsewhere.
Loved this picture of ACT Greens leader Meredith Hunter in the tally room.
Today’s exclusive Canberra Times poll puts Ms Gallagher in a winning position with Labor retaining its seven seats in an unchanged Assembly, with six seats for the Canberra Liberals and the ACT Greens retaining balance-of-power status with four seats.
The poll shows the Canberra Liberals have also increased their support in all three electorates but not by enough to capture any more seats in the 17-member Legislative Assembly.
The devil will be in the detail but I reckon Gillard and Milne will be very worried and looking very closely at the ACT election result.
Update: Keith in the open thread provides a link to the election results.