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8 Mar 2014

Five Fives Are Twenty-Five. Election 2014 - Who Is Standing?

Under the ridiculous Tasmanian Hare-Clarke system, the world's most complex electoral formula is applied to Australia's least literate voters. First-up they count the number of people who voted, that number is divided by 5 which is how many are to be elected in each of the 5 Tasmanian electorates. Then they start counting backwards to see who reaches a 'quota' which is a percentage of the total number of people who voted. Some of the significant mumbo-jumbo in all of this are a couple of formulas called the 'Droop quota' and 'Robson rotation'.
A valid vote is to number your ticket from 1 to 5 (any more is optional). That's why the parties always field five candidates - they only want you to give your 5 votes to them.

A simple way of looking at a Tasmanian election (if that's possible) is candidates are competing as individuals and are running against everybody else, including candidates from the same party. Alas, it's all for nothing because the party blocs just get rebuilt by the elected candidates in a new parliament so it really doesn't prove a thing. If you want/need a heads-up on who is running from a 100% independent source then click-on the 'Read more' link to see who is standing in Bass, Braddon, Denison, Franklin and Lyons

 Thanks to Wikipedia for this and everything else they do so well.

Bass

Five seats are up for election. The Labor Party is defending two seats. The Liberal Party is defending two seats. The Tasmanian Greens are defending one seat.
Labor candidates Liberal candidates Greens candidates Palmer candidates Christians candidates Independent candidates





Andrew Connor
Adam Gore
Senka Mujkic
Michelle O'Byrne
Brian Wightman
Sarah Courtney
Michael Ferguson
Peter Gutwein
Barry Jarvis
Leonie McNair
Kim Booth
Amy Tyler
Andrea Dawkins
Anna Povey
Anne Layton-Bennett
Chris Dobson
Brian Gunst
Mark Hines
Tim Parish
Ray Kroeze Brett Lucas
Andrew Roberts
Note: Lucas and Roberts are ungrouped Independents.

Braddon

Five seats are up for election. The Labor Party is defending two seats. The Liberal Party is defending two seats. The Tasmanian Greens are defending one seat.
Labor candidates Liberal candidates Greens candidates Palmer candidates National candidates Christians candidates Independent candidates






Darryl Bessell
Brenton Best
Shane Broad
Bryan Green
Justine Keay
Adam Brooks
Kyron Howell
Roger Jaensch
Jeremy Rockliff
Joan Rylah
Chris Cornell
Melissa Houghton
Philip Nicholas
Paul O'Halloran
Sally O'Wheel
Scott Alexander
Julian Brown
Kevin Deakin
Steven Green
Kevin Morgan
Emmanuel Benjamin
Ken Dorsey
Liz van der Linde-Keep
Kevin Swarts Mick Anderson
Tony W. Brown
Note: Anderson and Brown are ungrouped Independents.

Denison

Five seats are up for election. The Labor Party is defending two seats. The Liberal Party is defending two seats. The Tasmanian Greens are defending one seat.
Labor candidates Liberal candidates Greens candidates Palmer candidates National candidates Socialist Alliance candidates Independent candidates






Julian Amos
Scott Bacon
Sharon Carnes
Alphonse Mulumba
Madeleine Ogilvie
Elise Archer
Deborah de Williams
Matthew Groom
René Kling
Robert Mallett
Penelope Ann
Philip Cocker
Bill Harvey
Cassy O'Connor
Alan Whykes
Barbara Etter
Charles Forrest
Mark Grube
Rob Newitt
Justin Stringer
Domenic Allocca
Julian Edwards
Vlad Gala
Shaine Stephen Leo Foley
Michael Swanton
Marti Zucco
Freddy Hill
Lucas Noyes
Hans Willink
Note: Foley, Swanton and Zucco have each qualified for their own group. Hill, Noyes and Willink are all ungrouped Independents.

Franklin

Five seats are up for election. The Labor Party is defending two seats. The Liberal Party is defending two seats. The Tasmanian Greens are defending one seat.
Labor candidates Liberal candidates Greens candidates Palmer candidates National candidates Socialist Alliance candidates





Heather Chong
Julie Dick
Lara Giddings
Russell Mitchell
David O'Byrne
Sue Bastone
Paul Harriss
Will Hodgman
Jacquie Petrusma
Nic Street
Richard Atkinson
Simon Burnett
Zoe Kean
Nick McKim
Rosalie Woodruff
Michael Figg
John Peers
Luke Rutherford
Con Spiliopoulos
Debra Thurley
Matt Holloway
Penny Lane
Myrtle Wakeling
Jenny Forward

Lyons

Five seats are up for election. The Labor Party is defending two seats. The Liberal Party is defending two seats. The Tasmanian Greens are defending one seat.
Labor candidates Liberal candidates Greens candidates Palmer candidates National candidates Independent candidates





Darren Clark
Jessey Dillon
Bob Gordon
David Llewellyn
Rebecca White
Guy Barnett
Bertrand Cadart
Martyn Evans
Rene Hidding
Mark Shelton
Pip Brinklow
Tim Morris
Hannah Rudenach
Glenn Millar
Stephanie Taylor
Mark Grewar
Wayne Shoobridge
Quentin von Stieglitz
Craig Davey
Brett Hall
Leo Perotti
Anne Salt
Paul Belcher
Murray Stewart
Note: Belcher and Stewart are ungrouped Independents.

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