May 22nd, 2022And the winner is…
Catherine King has won the seat of Ballarat.
The seat has 110,704 eligible voters and saw a turnout of 72.56 per cent with informal votes accounting for 5.07 per cent.
The ALP’s Ms King received 34,183 votes followed by the Liberal’s Ben Green with 20,810 votes. Next up was the Greens’ John Barnes with 11,011 followed by the United Australia Party’s Terri Pryse-Smith with 3033, the Liberal Democrat’s Julia McGrath with 2586 and Pauline Hanson’s One Nation’s Rosalie Taxis with 2573.
Independent Alex Graham received 1510 votes followed by the Australia Federation Party’s Kerryn Sedgman with 549.
Ms King thanked Ballarat saying being the local representative was “the honour of a lifetime – I will never take it for granted”.
“Thank you for trusting me once again to stand up for our community.”