MPs all re-elected

September 8, 2013 by J-Wire Staff
Read on for article

The three Jewish members of Federal Parliament have all been successful in the 2013 election…and Danby praises his Jewish supporters who stuck by him despite”their widespread distaste ” for Bob Carr’s messages.

Michael Danby

Michael Danby

Mark Dreyfus

Mark Dreyfus

Josh Frydenberg

Josh Frydenberg










Michael Danby has retained his seat of Melbourne Ports for Labor  with a 2.6% swing towards the Liberals at the latest count. Dr Henry Pinskier told J-Wire: “Michael’s swing was the second lowest and he sits on 71% of his electorate’s vote. It’s the best result of all the Labor held seats.”

Danby told J-Wire: “I am gratified by my re-election and the result is largely attributable to thousands of Jewish Australians who wruck with me despite their widespread distaste for the contradictory messages of Senator Bob Carr.” Labor has now been returned for more than a century in Melbourne Ports

In the Victorian seat of Isaacs Mark Dreyfus QC, the Attorney-General in the former Labor Government has been returned with a 6.2% swing to the Liberals at time of going to press. He told J-Wire: I am honored to have been re-elected by the people of Isaacs for another term.”

Meanwhile, in the safe Liberal seat of Kooyong in Melbourne, Josh Frydenberg has been returned with an 3% swing to his party. He confirmed to J-Wire that he is the first ever Jewish member in the House of Representatives of a Liberal government.



3 Responses to “MPs all re-elected”
  1. Adrian says:

    The booths that Danby did better in were the red/green booths in Elwood, St, Kilda South Melbourne. These areas are mainly non jewish/gentile too remembering the Jewish voters only makes up 10% of the electorate and they, mainly in Caulfield, vote similarly to the gentiles that being Labor, Liberal and Greens mostly. Without the Greens preferences Danby looked under siege with 32% of the primary vote while Ekendahl is on 39% and the Birrill on about 21%.

  2. Peter says:

    Real congratulations to Michael Danby who took a stand against Bob Carr on his outrageous statements on the legal status of the settlements. Pity that Mark Dreyfus did not show the same courage. Dreyfus is a real disappointment on anything to do with Israel. Despite his high position,he sat in and publically tolerated a number of moves by the Government he was an integral part of against Israel’s interests. Hopefully he will not get that chance again.

  3. Lynne Newington says:

    Congratulations to Mark Dreyfus, we hope all his good work in relation to the funding of those taking part in the Royal Commission isn’t undermined by his successor.

Speak Your Mind

Comments received without a full name will not be considered
Email addresses are NEVER published! All comments are moderated. J-Wire will publish considered comments by people who provide a real name and email address. Comments that are abusive, rude, defamatory or which contain offensive language will not be published

Got something to say about this?

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.