Friday, December 15, 2006

greens in government - congrats to all

My congratulations to the three Greens Upper House candidates who are now actively participating in the Victorian parliament. It was a great result for the Greens and a real vote of confidence. In spite of the smear campaigns endured from all directions we were duly elected into government.

There is a great support for the Greens in our region, this is how the Greens faired in the lower house (Monbulk & Gembrook) booths in our region, please note I have omitted booths that polled lower than 10%.

Belgrave 26%
Belgrave South 15%
Boronia East 10%
Canterbury Gardens 11%
Cockatoo 12%
Emerald 12%
Ferntree Gully Upper 15%
Ferny Creek 23%
Gembrook 11%
Kallista 23%
Macclesfield 13%
Menzies Creek 21%
Monbulk Central 14%
Montrose 12%
Montrose South 12%
Mt Dandenong 21%
Olinda 22%
Sassafras 23%
Selby 22%
Tecoma 23%
The Patch 25%
Upwey 19%
Warburton 20%
Warburton East 12%
Wesburn 11%
Yarra Junction 12%

The Dandenong Ranges is a real hub of support for the Greens and the two lower house candidates polled very well. Gordon Watson, candidate for Gembrook polled 11.02% overall and Robert Stephen, candidate for Monbulk polled 16.16% - well done to both of you.

Unfortunately our upper house candidate, Louis Delacretaz, just missed out on an upper house seat in parliament. On a positive note Louis did poll exceptionally well in Eastern Victoria (given the region covers from the Dandenongs to Mallacoota) getting 8.86% of the vote, ahead of the Nationals who polled 8.52% of the vote.


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