Victory for Melissa McIntosh

Australia has spoken – and changed government – following the federal election held last weekend.  In a sweeping victory, Labor was elevated to power with Anthony Albanese becoming the 31st Prime Minister of Australia. 

Locally, the voting trend wasn’t in-step with the rest of the country with Liberal incumbent Melissa McIntosh smashing it in the polls.  

At the time of going to print over 80 per cent of the votes in Lindsay had been counted, with Ms McIntosh well ahead. 

“I’m so proud to be returned as your local representative in the Australian Parliament. It’s the best job in the world. Thank you,” Ms McIntosh said. 

Labor Candidate for Lindsay, Trevor Ross said the overall result was “a massive win for Australia with an Albanese government.”

“I’m looking forward to cleaner politics with a federal ICAC, respect for essential workers, and a government who understands that an economy only works when it serves everyone,” Mr Ross said.  

“I called Melissa Macintosh to congratulate her on her victory, and I wish her well in her term serving the people of Lindsay. 

“Although my team were unsuccessful, I’m incredibly proud of the campaign we ran. The selflessness and love for our community that my team displayed was inspiring, and I’m grateful to each and every one of you.”

In our neighbouring electorates of McMahon and Macquarie, Labor’s Chris Bowen and Susan Templeman were both returned in convincing victories. 

Lindsay at the time of going to print:

Liberal Party – Melissa McIntosh (MP) – Vote: 47.1% – 44,331

Labor Party – Trevor Ross – Vote: 32.0% – 30,097

Greens – Pieter Morssink – Vote: 7.8% – 7,313

One Nation – Max Jago – Vote: 5.7% – 5,399

United Australia  – Joseph O’Connor – Vote: 3.9% – 3,692

Informed Medical Options – Rebekah Ray – Vote: 2.0% – 1,844

Liberal Democrats – Gareth McClure – Vote: 1.5% – 1,402

Others  – Vote: 0.0% – 0

Informal Votes – 6.2% – 6,191

Total Votes = 100,269