“Greens No Chance Melbourne Ports” – Michael Danby

July 13, 2016 by J-Wire Staff
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Postal and declaration voting continues, only about 6,000 of 11,500 Postal Votes have been counted but on the current trends I will be returned as the Member for Melbourne Ports,” Michael Danby said today of his likely re-election.

Michael Danby

Michael Danby

There are still 15,000 Postal Votes, Absentee & Declaration votes to be opened. “At Postal Voting, The Greens are scoring about 14-16% of different batches of postal votes, well below their vote on election day.” Danby said.

“My scrutineers say that there is no likelihood of them overtaking me”, Mr Danby said. “Indeed, as they fall further behind, they will eventually be eliminated (and as in all other seats), their preferences will come strongly to Labor, that is to me. (At the last election, for instance, when I placed the Green Party next to last, subsequently attracted 87% of their preferences). “ I expect the same pattern,” Mr Danby said,” as many Green Party voters appreciate my stances on animal welfare, support for public transport, and opposition to the unpopular Grand Prix”

My gratitude to all those who understood the challenge, and gave me their support. Thankfully, I received enough primary votes to outpoll the Green Political Party, but this was the ugliest campaign I have ever faced. We are back in the office at Fitzroy Street and working for the community.