Scott Ludlam Loses Seat

The Palmer United Party’s candidate Zhenya Wang won the WA Senate seat while Greens Senator Scott Ludlam missed out.

The PUP will now have 3 seats in the upper house and 1 seat in the lower house.

David Johnston, Linda Reynolds and Michaelia Cash will stand for the Liberals.

On the other hand, Joe Bullock and Louise Pratt will stand for Labor.

Senator Ludlam has asked for a partial recount after he lost by a close margin of 14 votes.

This afternoon Senator Scott Ludlam posted on his Facebook page and thanked his supporters.

“In particular, I acknowledge Senator Christine Milne for her dedicated and tenacious leadership: the role of the Greens has never been more crucial than now,” Mr Ludlam said.

Meanwhile, Senator Louise Pratt tweeted this morning saying she was humbled and pleased.

“Humbled and pleased to be able to continue making a difference as a WA Senator and part of the Labor team. Lot’s of work to do!” Senator Pratt said.

Louise Pratt

The Liberals National Coalition have won 33 seats in the Senate, but they will need to negotiate with other minor parties in order to pass legislation.


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  1. Katrina Love

    Congratulations to Louise and tentative commiserations to Scott, though I hope he doesn’t require them after recount – surely they will grant it.

    I sincerely hope that the our WA preferencing did not contribute to this situation – I preferenced Scott above PUP on our GVT, and personally preferenced at 4 on my Senate ballot paper, but who could possibly foresee how some of the preferences would flow.

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