Labor hold on to South Australia
The Australian Labor Party (ALP) has just managed to hold on to power in South Australia courtesy of Independent Geoff Brock.
In the elections which took place on Saturday 15th March the Liberals had been expected to win but they fell short due to a strong showing for Labor in second preferential votes. The end tally was 22 seats for the Liberals, 23 seats for Labor and two independents in the 47 seat House of Assembly.
The Liberals picked up Tasmania on the same day, winning 14 of the 23 seats in the House of Assembly. This will be Labor’s fourth term in office in South Australia and the only other territory they control is the Australian Capital Territory (ACT).