Tasmanian Legislative Council periodic elections, 2006

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Periodic elections for the Tasmanian Legislative Council were held on 6 May 2006. The two seats up for election were Rowallan, held by independent MLC Greg Hall, and Wellington, held by Labor MLC Doug Parkinson. Rowallan was last contested in 2001, while Wellington was last contested in 2000.

Rowallan[edit]

Rowallan had been held since 2001 by independent MLC Greg Hall. His sole opponent was Karen Cassidy of the Tasmanian Greens.[1]

Tasmanian Legislative Council periodic elections, 2006: Rowallan[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Independent Greg Hall 13,862 81.95 +50.14
Greens Karen Cassidy 3,053 18.05 +18.05
Total formal votes 16,915 94.56 +0.33
Informal votes 974 5.44 -0.33
Turnout 17,889 83.16 -5.60
Independent hold Swing +28.09

Wellington[edit]

Labor MLC Doug Parkinson first entered the Legislative Council as the member for Hobart in 1994. He successfully transferred to Wellington in 2000. In the leadup to the election there was speculation that the Tasmanian Greens were close to winning the seat; their candidate was Marrette Corby. The other candidates all appeared on the ballot as independents. Michael Fracalossi was a member of the Christian Democratic Party. Marti Zucco was a Hobart City Council alderman. The other independents were Stephen Roomes and Paul Hiscutt.[1]

Tasmanian Legislative Council periodic elections, 2006: Wellington[3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labor Doug Parkinson 7,309 43.10 -3.25
Greens Marrette Corby 4,455 26.27 -1.71
Independent Marti Zucco 2,442 14.40 +14.40
Independent Paul Hiscutt 1,386 8.17 +8.17
Independent Michael Fracalossi 888 5.24 +5.24
Independent Stephen Roomes 477 2.81 +2.81
Total formal votes 16,957 96.46 +1.34
Informal votes 622 3.54 -1.34
Turnout 17,579 75.34 -3.39
Two-party-preferred result
Labor Doug Parkinson 10,309 62.65 +3.18
Greens Marrette Corby 6,146 37.35 -3.18
Labor hold Swing +3.18

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Bonham, Kevin (23 April 2006). "Why the Greens won't win Wellington". Tasmanian Times. Retrieved 14 March 2013. 
  2. ^ "Division of Nelson". 2006 Legislative Council election results. Tasmanian Electoral Commission. 2006. Retrieved 14 March 2013. 
  3. ^ "Division of Pembroke". 2006 Legislative Council election results. Tasmanian Electoral Commission. 2006. Retrieved 14 March 2013.