The 2017 WA state election was a serious defeat for conservative parties in what has previously been one of their richest strongholds. Labor's electoral victory was the largest in WA history. Why was this success so great? This presentation, by two of the most credible analysts in WA, breaks down voting patterns and presents the findings of focus group and other qualitative research.
The presentation, co-hosted by WA Fabians, UnionsWA and the CPSU-CSA was held on Thursday 6 April 2017.
William Bowe addressing the event 6/4/17
About the presenters:
William Bowe, ABC election analyst, Crikey commentator and author of Australia's longest running political blog, Poll Bludger. William will give a presentation on key voting patterns.
Karen Luscombe, principal researcher for WA Opinion Polls which has conducted focus groups and surveys on WA politics for more than 25 years, including for UnionsWA in the lead up to the 2017 election.
Details and videos of other events held by WA Fabians include: