Greens take first NSW lower house seat
Greens Leader Senator Bob Brown has congratulated new NSW Green MP Jamie Parker on his win in the lower house seat of Balmain today.
“I am delighted that Jamie Parker’s powerful and intelligent voice for a fair go will represent Balmain in the new Legislative Assembly. As with Adam Bandt’s win for Melbourne in the House of Representatives, this is historic and breakthrough politics,” Senator Brown said in Hobart.
“Jamie will be a strong voice for Balmain but will also bring an infusion of good new ideas into the parliament for all the Greens voters of NSW.”
Mr Parker looks set to win the seat by more than 2000 votes.
Audio of Senator Brown's Press Conference is here.