Good! Liberals take back Wentworth from far-Left Lesbian Kerryn Phelps
She had campaigned on a climate change platform and vowed to stop the Adani coal mine as well as other new coal projects. Seat is now back in the conservative column, where it had been for decades.
There were accusations during the campaign that both Phelps and Sharma were Jewish. In fact Phelps is of British ancestry and Sharma has Indian ancestry. The bigots seem to have missed that the PM’s principal adviser was Yaron Finkelstein, a most unambiguous name
Scott Morrison and the Coalition have claimed a majority victory in the Federal Election, winning at least 76 seats after Dave Sharma re-claimed Wentworth for the Liberals.
Independent Dr Kerryn Phelps is expected to concede defeat in the eastern Sydney seat on Monday afternoon. Dr Phelps became the member for Wentworth in October after winning a by-election triggered by the resignation of Malcolm Turnbull.
The Liberals will win in Bass in Tasmania, according to the ABC's election analyst Antony Green, and claimed Wentworth in Sydney back from Dr Kerryn Phelps on Monday morning.
The two results would give them the required 76 seats to command a majority.
The government could also win in Chisholm in Victoria, but that is currently too close to call.