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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 a Upper House seat — the former Senator claimed victory two weeks ago, saying it was evident he had been voted in.

The election was conducted by the New South Wales Electoral Commission (NSWEC). Check count is final as of 6:13pm, 11 April 2019. Preference distribution will be carried out on 15 April as it only concerned the upper house , and would not affect government formation, which occurs in the

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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Leyonhjelm is hoping to win an upper house seat at the March 23 election . . Red tape overkill in NSW almost saw ballet banned from a key venue of a performing arts festival because authorities deemed any type of dancing as an activity that could lead to drunken violence.

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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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.

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Former Senator David Leyonhjelm 's political career hangs in the balance, with his bid to be elected to NSW 's Upper House coming down to the wire as counting enters its final stages.

Liberal Democrats Senator David Leyonhjelm will quit federal politics next month to contest the NSW state election . The move sets pits Senator Leyonhjelm The crossbench senator was first elected to the upper house at the 2013 federal poll and was re- elected at the 2016 double dissolution election .

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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