DLP candidate Carmel Kavanagh has polled well at the Polwarth By-Election last Saturday, with a primary vote of 8.10% with 85% of votes counted. This places the DLP 4th out of the 8 candidates contesting the seat.
This is the DLP’s second best primary vote in a lower-house result in recent years, following a primary vote of 11% reached in the Lyndhurst By-Election in 2013.
We extend our heartfelt thanks to all of our volunteers who gave up their time to hand out how-to-votes, despite the elements, which included a burning sun and stormy rain.
The DLP ran on a platform that included funding for local roads, improved health services, more train services from Warrnambool to Geelong and the promotion of local jobs and businesses.
In case you missed the live recording of the Polwarth candidates forum, you can listen to the recordings here: http://www.cpod.org.au/page.php?id=519