One Nation fails to make waves in NSW state election


One Nation has failed to make any major waves at the NSW state election despite aggressive efforts to drive voters away from the major parties.

The Mark Latham-led effort had snagged just only 1.8 per cent of the vote by Sunday as Labor clinched the seats needed to form government.

He spent the final weeks of the campaign attempting to turn voters electorate of Hornsby away from outgoing Treasurer Matt Kean to no avail.

Mr Latham’s comments included saying conservative voters would punish the Coalition for policies put forward by Mr Kean.

“His green energy plan has been a disaster, driving up electricity bills and, as Treasurer, he’s got the state buried in debt,” Mr Latham told previously The Daily Telegraph.

“So he’s got two massive policy failures and has betrayed the Liberal Party base that don’t want to support someone from the green-left.”

Camera IconMark Latham led the NSW One Nation effort. Gaye Gerard / NCA Newswire Credit: News Corp Australia

Mr Kean retained his seat, in Sydney’s Lower North Shore, with an eight per cent margin.

One Nation ran for a total of 17 lower house seats in the election.

Mr Latham is believed to have clinched another term along with the possibly of up to four seats in the Upper House.

On election day, Mr Latham called Simon Holmes a Court “a complete and utter fraud”.

His comments came as he claimed the teals should declare themselves as a political party after questioning who chose their five candidates.

“You can’t answer that question because you’re a complete and utter fraud, that’s what you are,” Latham said.

Mr Holmes a Court conceded that none of the five teal candidates funded by Climate 200 were likely to pull off a win.

Camera IconTreasurer Matt Kean will retain his seat after being hit with choice words by Mark Latham. NCA NewsWire / David Swift Credit: News Corp Australia

“We’ll be very happy if a number of these seats go marginal,” he said.

“Most of these seats haven’t changed hands in a generation or two. So bringing genuine contest in these seats and the community engaging in politics, that’s a win before we start.”

Labor is confirmed to have clinched 45 seats compared to the 27 nabbed by the Liberals along with nine from minority parties.



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