The Nationals Gippsland South Election

O’Brien thanks Gippsland South for support

The Nationals Member for Gippsland South, Danny O’Brien, has thanked the people of Gippsland South after they re-elected him with a resounding 66 per cent of the two-party preferred vote in Saturday’s state election.

“I am honoured and humbled by the support I have received and I thank the people of Gippsland South for again placing their faith in me.

“I have worked hard over the past four years to be a strong voice for my electorate and I’m very happy that I have been given the privilege again of being your state representative.

“To see the primary vote for The Nationals increase six per cent and the vote over Labor also increase is very humbling given the result elsewhere.

“I’d also like to thank my Nationals team, my Upper House colleague Melina Bath and the small army of supporters who turned out to man the early voting booths in Sale and Leongatha and the 46 booths across the electorate.

“There were some very pleasing local results; I won the Golden Beach booth for The Nationals for the first time ever and increased my primary vote in Mirboo North despite a concerted campaign against me.”

Mr O’Brien congratulated the Andrews Labor Government on its resounding victory and said he would continue to work cooperatively with Labor to deliver for Gippsland South.

“It is disappointing that the Liberals and Nationals have been so resoundingly defeated and we will need to learn lessons from that.  At the same time, The Nationals vote held up strongly across the state – this is a lesson for Premier Daniel Andrews that he needs to actually deliver on his pledge to ‘govern for all Victorians’ because rural people did not believe him.”

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