South West Sydney
Melanie Gibbons wins Menai with a record swing
Kelso Park fire photo:Clr Jim McGoldrick
Melanie received over 61.9% of the primary vote, making it a more than comfortable victory for the Liberals. Labor’s Alison Megirrity retired from the seat after holding it for Labor for more than a decade. As final counting continues her replacement Peter Scaysbrook has received only 19.2% of the primary vote. Former Labor Party member Jim McGoldrick no doubt ate further into the Labor vote, recording a very respectable 6.7% on his first outing as an Independent for the seat.
The Greens Simone Morrissey won 7.2% of the Primary Votes with Lindsay Johnson of CDP winning 5.2% of the Primary.
What do you think of the outcome? Will the Melanie Gibbons be a good local member? What changes to you want to see in Menai? Why did Menai swing so heavily against Labor? Share your views with the community here..