NSW coalition could lose majority of House in upcoming by-elections

The New South Wales Union expects losses in the next by-election following the resignation of Upper Hunter National MP Michael Johnson.

Prime Minister Gladys Berejikrian said the Associated State would need a “miracle” to win the seats previously occupied by Johnson.

Deputy Prime Minister John Barillaro resigned immediately after Johnsen and the Kuomintang after it was revealed that former members sent lewd texts during question time and provided sex workers with $ 1,000 for services in the state legislature. I asked for a suspension from.

Johnson is currently being investigated by a New South Wales police sex crime unit on suspicion of assault in September. 2019 Against the same sex worker he called in the state legislature.

Beregikrian has confirmed that the defeat of the by-elections will make the Liberal National Coalition a minority government in New South Wales (NSW).

“That doesn’t mean we don’t make a strong claim. We do our best, but math is against us,” said Beregikrian.

Legislative Assembly Chair Jonathon O’Dea has announced that the by-elections will be dated May 22nd.

Historically, Australian by-elections have always boasted double-digit swings against the government. The Government of Beregikrian was reelected in 2019, winning 48 seats out of 36.

Opposition leader Jodi McKay said the Prime Minister’s remarks were “very extraordinary” because the Nationals have held seats since 1932.

“In fact, I think it’s a miracle that the Kuomintang loses this seat,” McKay said.

However, Mr. Beregikrian said that even the minority government was not concerned about the passage of the bill.

“I’m sure those independent members of the house support good legislation,” she said.

Upper hunter seats represent a variety of industries, including horse studs, vineyards and major agricultural areas responsible for beef production.

A 2016 census found that voters included the highest percentage of miners in NSW (14.2%). This is the last factor that NSW workers wanted to take advantage of. election..

The region extends inland along the New England Highway and includes Dungog, Stroud and Gloucester, north of Maitland.