Sixth WA Senate seat too close to call

Sixth WA Senate seat too close to call

The sixth Senator in Western Australia remains unknown, following the election re-run in the state over the weekend.

Labor, the Greens, and the Palmer United Party appear to have secured one seat each, with the Liberals taking two,  but the sixth seat remains too close to call.

If the government’s third candidate Linda Reynolds does not win, it will be the worst result for the Liberals in WA in 25 years.

Current Labor Senator Louise Pratt is also fighting for her seat, after the ALP gave controversial candidate Joe Bullock top spot on the ticket.

Meanwhile, the Greens have polled nearly twice as many votes as during the September election, securing Senator Scott Ludlam’s seat.

Senator Ludlam says the people of WA have sent a strong message to the Abbott government, with a 5.49 per cent swing against the Liberals.

There has also been a 4.83 per cent swing against Labor.

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