Those who watched the election coverage closely on Saturday night might recall some Liberal luminaries early on were claiming Michelle Rowland in Greenway was a chance of being defeated. In fact Rowland picked up a 3.35% two-party preferred swing against the Liberals’ Yvonne Keane. Rowland famously had been expected to lose in 2013 until Liberal legend Jaymes Diaz produced one of the great election gaffes.

Crikey hears from Keane supporters that on Saturday the party could barely muster one person to hand out how-to-vote cards at each polling booth. Meanwhile Liberal Craig Laundy, two seats closer in to Sydney in Reid, was awash with volunteers at every booth. Keane supporters are wondering what they had to do to get some help in a supposedly winnable seat.

Peter Fray

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