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Brisbane council election: The Greens claim The Gabba

Cameron Atfield reports in the Brisbane Times (23.3.16) on the surprise victory of the Greens candidate for the ward of The Gabba, in the Brisbane City Council election held on March 19.

‘Brisbane City Council will have its first Greens councillor after Labor conceded defeat in The Gabba on Wednesday, four days after the election.

‘While both Greens candidate Jonathan Sri and Labor’s Nicole Lessio trailed the Liberal National Party’s Sean Jacobs in the primary vote, the preference flow between the two left-leaning parties ensured Mr Jacobs was shut out.

‘Greens Senator Larissa Waters, who was the first of the party’s candidates to be elected in Queensland, said Mr Sri’s election was an “exciting day” for the state party.’

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