On NSW politics
Alastair Lawrie writes: Re. "Animal Justice Party brings home the facon in NSW" (Friday). Another week, another error-strewn article from Crikey’s NSW political "correspondent", Alex Mitchell. First, Mitchell fails to compare like with like. After discussing the Liberals losing 14 seats and the Nationals one at the poll, Mitchell writes "Labor won 14 seats, the Greens three and independents two". If we are talking about overall seats won, that should read 34/3/2, but if we are only discussing seats gained at the election, then Labor winning 14 seats is indeed correct, but the Greens only won one (Ballina, given Newtown was already notional Greens post-redistribution) and the independents zero (as confirmed by the ABC "Changing seats" page). Which is it Alex?