Winner out-polls rivals up to three to one

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Member for Geraldton Lara Dalton celebrates her victory.
Camera IconMember for Geraldton Lara Dalton celebrates her victory. Credit: Phoebe Pin/Geraldton Guardian

A booth-by-booth breakdown shows just how resounding Lara Dalton’s victory was on Saturday, with her primary vote trebling those of her major rivals at some polling stations.

With about 40 per cent of the vote counted, Ms Dalton had roughly three times the votes at the Geraldton voting centre (556 votes compared to 181 for the Nationals’ Ian Blayney and 125 for Liberal Rob Dines), John Batten Drummond Cove Community Centre (226-79-42), Mount Tarcoola Primary School (336-128-73) and Spalding Family Centre (214-65-42).

Ms Dalton had double the amount of Mr Blayney’s votes at the Allendale Primary School, Bluff Point Primary School, Cape Burney Volunteer Fire Brigade, Geraldton Primary School, Rangeway Primary School, Waggrakine Primary School and Wandina Primary School polling booths.

Mr Blayney was ahead at two stations — Moonyoonooka Polocrosse Club (67 votes to Ms Dalton’s 50) and Walkaway Primary School (102-67) — locations directly affected by the heavy haulage bypass road the Labor Government is proposing.

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