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AustraliaDavid Leyonhjelm misses out on NSW Upper House seat as final election results confirmed

08:30  15 april  2019
08:30  15 april  2019 Source:   abc.net.au

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The NSW Electoral Commission's final count reveals David Leyonhjelm 's Liberal Democrats did not win an Upper House seat — the former senator claimed victory two weeks ago, saying it was evident he had been voted in.

The 2019 New South Wales state election has set up a photo finish between incumbent Coalition premier Gladys The NSW state election takes place on Saturday, March 23. You can follow live rolling coverage on Leyonhjelm misses out on NSW upper house seat , One Nation snag two.

Former senator David Leyonhjelm's state political career is over before it even began, with the NSW Electoral Commission's final count revealing the Liberal Democrats did not win an Upper House seat.

Two weeks ago Mr Leyonhjelm prematurely claimed victory when he published a blog post titled "a manifesto for a crossbencher" and announced it was "evident" he had been elected.

After preferences were distributed this morning, it was confirmed he had not made the cut.

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David Leyonhjelm misses out on NSW upper house seat but Pauline Hanson’s One Nation takes its second. Photograph: Mike Bowers/The Guardian. Shortly after the final preferences were distributed on Monday afternoon, Leyonhjelm had to alter his bio once again, so it now simply states he’s a

New MP: One Nation's NSW upper house representative Mark Latham has now been joined by his colleague Rob Roberts. Former federal Senator David Leyonhjelm , the lead candidate for the Liberal Democrats, narrowly missed out on a seat , as did anti-lockout law party Keep Sydney Open.

He also changed his Twitter bio, which had read "NSW MLC for the Liberal Democrats" to "former senator for the Liberal Democrats".

The Coalition won eight seats, Labor seven, two each for the Greens and One Nation, and one each for the Shooters, Fishers and Farmers Party and Animal Justice Party.

Mr Leyonhjelm quit federal politics in January this year to contest the NSW election as he wanted to work on "nanny-state issues"

The final results for the Upper House end a three-way race between Christian Democrat MLC Paul Green, One Nation's second candidate Rod Roberts and Mr Leyonhjelm.

The Liberal Democrats secured 0.46 of a quota, or just under half the votes they needed to win a seat in the Upper House.

David Leyonhjelm misses out on NSW Upper House seat as final election results confirmed © AAP David Leyonhjelm. That meant Mr Leyonhjelm was relying on preferences to make up a full quota.

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One Nation will have two seats in the NSW upper house but former senator David Leyonhjelm has missed out — despite being so confident of securing a spot But Mr Leyonhjelm has since realised he missed out on a state upper house spot when the final preferences were distributed this afternoon.

David Leyonhjelm fails to win seat in NSW upper house . 31 March 2019. There could be trouble in the upper house for Berejiklian government but results won’t be known for two weeks.

The Animal Justice Party's Emma Hurst was the surprise winner, securing an Upper House seat on preferences.

The party received just under half of the votes needed to secure a seat before the final count.

It is likely the Sydney-born animal advocate party will side with the two Greens MPs in an unofficial progressive voting bloc.

The Coalition gained an eighth seat with the re-election of NSW National Wes Fang.

Labor's seventh seat went to Electrical Trade Union organiser and former Sutherland Shire Councillor Mark Buttigieg.

One Nation won a second seat on preferences, electing the party's number two candidate Rod Roberts.

Former federal Labor leader Mark Latham was first on One Nation's ticket, and had been assured of a spot for weeks.

Fred Nile's Christian Democratic Party failed to secure a seat — although he was not up for election this time and will now be the party's only Upper House representative.

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Crossbench senator David Leyonhjelm is calling time on his federal political career to launch a bid for a seat in the NSW Liberal Democrats Senator David Leyonhjelm will quit federal politics next month to contest the Follow SBS News to join in the conversation and never miss the latest live updates.

NSW election : Gladys Berejiklian will remain Premier. After a hotly contested battle, the NSW It could also gain Barwon. If that happens the party will have as many seats as the Greens. With the votes still being counted, early results indicate One Nation will pick up at least one upper house seat

The Green's David Shoebridge was re-elected alongside newcomer Abigail Boyd.

The count also revealed the candidate with the lowest number of votes was David Walter from the party Advance.

He achieved just one vote below-the-line on the Legislative Council ballot.

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