It’s D-day, as the byelections in Longman, Braddon, Mayo, Fremantle and Perth are decided. Follow the night’s events, live
• Super Saturday byelection results as they come in

Wayne Swan is at Caboolture (of course) and the volunteers behind him are going nuts as the ABC crosses to him.

He says that if Labor’s primary vote hovers around 40% then that’s not only a swing, it could offset the One Nation preference vulnerability.

You have to understand that at the last election our primary vote was 35. We only won because of those One Nation preferences. If we didn’t get those preferences last time we would have been on 48%. We have to get a solid swing on the primary vote to win the seat.”


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Results are starting to roll in from the Caboolture booth – that is typically a Labor booth – and Susan Lamb has 600 votes to Trevor Ruthernberg’s 383 (that is first preferences).

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