Samantha Dunn lost her seat despite receiving 8 per cent of first preferences. (Facebook: Samantha Dunn)
An outgoing Victorian Greens MP says it will be silly in charge the gutting of its numbers within the Higher Home on choice offers alone, calling on the occasion to do some “soul-searching”.
- The Greens misplaced 4 of its 5 Higher Home MPs
- Greens chief Samantha Ratnam says the end result exhibits the necessity for voting reform
- Outgoing MP Samantha Dunn says the occasion should study from its errors
Samantha Dunn misplaced her Higher Home seat for Victoria’s Jap Metropolitan area, regardless of profitable greater than eight per cent of the first-preference vote.
Transport Issues Celebration took a seat with solely 0.6 per cent of the vote.
An analogous pattern performed out within the Southern Metropolitan area, the place Sue Pennicuik gained almost 13 per cent of the vote however was defeated by Sustainable Australia’s Clifford Hayes with only one.26 per cent of the first-preference vote.
However Ms Dunn stated the Greens’ lack of 4 out of 5 seats within the Higher Home shouldn’t be blamed on choice offers alone.
“It will be silly in charge the gutting of the Higher Home Greens MPs solely on choice whispering, it’s a part of the story, however not the entire story,” she wrote in a Fb put up.
“It’s alarming to see this narrative being performed out already.”
As a substitute, Ms Dunn stated the occasion wanted to “do some soul-searching”.
“If we ignore our errors we’re doomed to repeat them,” she stated.
“It’s time for the occasion to deal with its shortcomings, the way in which it preselects candidates, the way in which accountability is measured and managed, its deep-seated aversion to managing battle appropriately,” she stated.
Samantha Ratnam says the Upper House results showed the need for reform of Victoria’s voting laws. (AAP: Mal Fairclough)
Greens really feel lack of ‘5 sturdy ladies’
The Greens marketing campaign was marred by scandal, with Higher Home candidate Joanna Nilson quitting over inappropriate posts on social media and the occasion resisting strain to disendorse its candidate for Footscray, Angus McAlpine, over his rap lyrics about drug use and date rape.
Its candidate for Sandringham, Dominic Phillips, was ordered to withdraw from the marketing campaign within the last days after he was accused of significant sexual misconduct.
The occasion went into the election holding the Decrease Home seats of Melbourne, Northcote and Prahran, and with hopes of choosing up Brunswick, Richmond and Albert Park.
Whereas it managed to achieve Brunswick and maintain Melbourne and Prahran, it misplaced Northcote and was unable to take any extra seats from Labor.
However within the Higher Home the occasion was crushed, with chief Samantha Ratnam the one MP out of 5 to be re-elected.
In an announcement, Dr Ratnam stated the outcomes confirmed the necessity for voting reform within the Higher Home, the place complicated choice offers permit minor events to win seats with a tiny proportion of the first-preference vote.
“The Greens can even be reviewing our 2018 election marketing campaign and we take full duty for our outcomes,” Dr Ratnam stated.
“We are going to really feel the lack of 5 sturdy ladies in our Parliament, devoted to advocating for therefore many essential causes ignored by the outdated events.
“The Greens have a vital position to play within the subsequent Parliament in holding Labor to account as they proceed to log our native forests, burn coal and fail to deal with the state’s housing disaster.”