THE HON WARREN SNOWDON MP
Member for Lingiari
Minister for Indigenous Health, Rural and Regional Health and Regional Services Delivery
7 September 2010
The Federal Member for Lingiari, Warren Snowdon, has thanked the voters of Lingiari, on the declaration of the poll in the division of Lingiari.
Today, the Australian Electoral Commission officially confirmed Warren Snowdon was the successful Lingiari candidate.
“I thank the voters of Lingiari for their support, my staff and the Australian Electoral Commission and its staff for its hard work across the Territory.
“I’d also like to acknowledge and congratulate my opponents; it takes great courage to stand and to sell a message, and to do it across an electorate that is spread across thousands of kilometres, taking in the Christmas and Cocos Islands.
“The broad selection of candidates this election gave the voters of Lingiari more choice, and this is an example of a true democracy in play.”
Mr Snowdon said he will fight tooth and nail to advance the interests of Lingiari.
In commenting on the election process, Mr Snowdon said he’d like to see more emphasis on voter education in the future.
“The need to educate people about their rights to vote is stronger than ever. This election we saw the informal vote increase by 2.69 % to 7.54 % compared to the 2007 election."
Media Contact: Alice Plate 0400 045 999