It’s Day One after the federal election, and the first session of vote-counting in the Flinders electorate last night shows that voters appreciated the clarity of our message about the need to reduce immigration.
Preliminary figures reveal that our two independent candidates, Paul Madigan and Denis McCormack, have attracted a combined 1.13% of the first-preference vote. This compares very well with voting in Flinders for the candidates of registered political parties: – we equalled the Family First vote (1.13%) and trounced the Australian Christians (0.53%) and the Rise Up Australia Party (0.47%).
Our preliminary 1.13% can also be compared with the vote achieved by Stable Population Party candidates. In Victoria they contested two lower house electorates where their results were 0.18% (Melbourne) and 0.38% (Melbourne Ports). (We note that the SPP seems to have resisted discussion of immigration during the campaign.)
We congratulate Mr Madigan and Mr McCormack on their energetic campaigning and their positive results.
We thank those people in Flinders who supported our candidates directly by giving them a first-preference vote.
We also thank all Australians who helped to promote our write-on campaign and who remembered to add the slogan REDUCE IMMIGRATION in a suitable blank space on their ballot papers.
Figures for the number of write-on slogans may take some time to emerge, but we will update readers via this website and Twitter whenever we have fresh news.
Any reader who is serving as a scrutineer is welcome to contact us with information about what they observe as votes are being counted.
Over coming days and weeks, we expect to:
- provide further analysis and commentary on the 2013 election, and
- refresh this website so that the focus is on future campaigning to REDUCE IMMIGRATION and to promote the write-on slogan.
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