It’s once, twice, three times to Labor. Today’s election results have been counted and the Victorian Labor Party has been voted into power for a third consecutive term.
On November 26, the Labor party scored a majority of seats in the Assembly: Over 45 out of 88. They’re also expected to win 21 seats out of the 40 seats in the Council, although the numbers are still coming in on these.
Understandably, the Victorian Premier, Daniel Andrews, was very pleased with this result.
In his victory speech, Andrews thanked “everyone who has worked hard and believed in us.”
He also said, “We will deliver every part of a positive plan to benefit each and every Victorian committee matter how you voted, about how you voted given the better your views and opinions. That is what our job is. We take our responsibility seriously.”
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It’s worth noting that it wasn’t all good news for Labor. So far they’ve lost the seats of Morwell, Nepean, and Northcote.
However, tonight was more rougher time for the Leader of the Opposition, the Liberal Party’s Matthew Guy.
In his concession speech, Guy said, “A short time ago, I did ring Premier Daniel Andrews and offered the Liberal and National parties’ congratulations to him and the Labor party’s re-election to government tonight.”
“We have a lot of work to do, we know that.”
Nevertheless, Guy didn’t announce that he’ll be stepping down as the leader of the Liberal and National Party Coalition.
Meanwhile, the Greens are very chuffed with this year’s results. The Green have kept Brunswick, Melbourne, and Prahran. This party has also gained Northcote and Richmond.
In a celebratory speech, the Leader of the Victorian Greens, Samantha Ratnam, said that tonight was a “greenslide.”
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