Original article by Andrew Clennell
The Australian – Page: 1 & 6 : 10-Sep-18
The New South Wales Liberal government suffered a 30 per cent primary vote swing against it in the Wagga Wagga by-election, held on 8 September. The seat had been held by Daryl Maguire, who resigned over corruption allegations. Latest counting in the seat has independent candidate Joe McGirr with 25.5 per cent of the primary vote, followed by Liberal candidate Julia Ham on 25.3 per cent and Labor on 23.8 per cent. McGirr is expected to win with the help of Labor preferences. NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian sought to blame much of the swing against her government on the federal Liberal leadership spill.
LIBERAL PARTY OF NEW SOUTH WALES, AUSTRALIAN LABOR PARTY