Richmond joins Green elite


The seat of Richmond now has one of the highest Green votes in Australia. With almost 16 per cent of voters giving their first choice to The Greens, Richmond is only exceeded by four inner city seats in Sydney and Melbourne and the pulp mill seat of Braddon in Tasmania.

The Green vote increased by three per cent across the electorate. A string of booths from Byron to Nimbin all voted overwhelmingly Green.

On a two party preferred basis the result in the Byron Shire was 56.5% to The Greens, easily beating Labor. In Mullumbimby, the home town of the candidate, Giovanni Ebono, the two party preferred result for the Greens was over 62%.

The majority of the voters in the Richmond electorate live in Tweed Heads. There the Green vote is less than ten per cent.

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