Xenophon rises on rural vote

By Malcolm Sutton
Updated December 31 2015 - 9:06am, first published September 13 2013 - 4:00am
MINOR PROBLEMS: Senate candidate, dairyfarmer and hay and silage contractor James Stacey, Langhorne Creek, says he can understand why some people may feel a little “miffed” about minor parties getting a seat in federal parliament because of preference deals. “But that’s the system that’s in place and it has allowed minor parties to enter the Senate in the past,” he said.
MINOR PROBLEMS: Senate candidate, dairyfarmer and hay and silage contractor James Stacey, Langhorne Creek, says he can understand why some people may feel a little “miffed” about minor parties getting a seat in federal parliament because of preference deals. “But that’s the system that’s in place and it has allowed minor parties to enter the Senate in the past,” he said.

EARLY election results have returned Nick Xenophon to the Senate with an avalanche of primary votes, indicating that he received strong support from rural SA.

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