Western Australia

May 3, 2018

Poll Bludger: Perth byelection lands Labor in a tight spot

Bill Shorten will be under real pressure to hold the seat of Perth, following Tim Hammond's resignation.

William Bowe — Editor of The Poll Bludger

William Bowe

Editor of The Poll Bludger

Outgoing Member for Perth Tim Hammond

Yesterday's surprise retirement announcement by Labor frontbencher Tim Hammond brings two kinds of bad news for Bill Shorten: the loss of a cleanskin rising star from his parliamentary ranks, and the initiation of a byelection that's all downside for him.

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