NSW Labor majority remains in doubt as Eleni Petinos MP retains seat

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NSW Labor’s hopes of forming majority government hang in the balance as the NSW Electoral Commission counts a significant number of new votes this morning, ABC News has reported.

The vote counts could affect the four seats that remain too close to call – Goulburn, Holsworthy, Ryde and Terrigal.

This comes as Member for Miranda, Eleni Petinos MP, has retained her seat and secured a third term with 52.2 percent of the vote against the Labor Party’s Simon Earle at 47.8 percent.

Mr Earle conceded defeat in a video on Twitter last night and said whilst the vote wasn’t in Labor’s favour, he’s celebrating “Miranda changing from a very safe Liberal seat to a marginal seat.”

“Couldn’t have done that without the support of all of you out there,” Mr Earle said. “People are asking the question and the answer is, don’t worry I’m not going anywhere.”

Ms Petinos has been the Member for Miranda since 2015. She was sacked from her role as NSW Minister for Small Business and Fair Trading last year after allegations she bullied workers in her office.

At the time, Ms Petinos strenuously denied “any allegations of bullying or improper conduct.”

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