Mills Sweeps To Power

Mills Sweeps To Power

6% Swing Against Henderson Labor

Polling Day 25 August 2012

Victor P Taffa

Northern Territory Country Liberals Leader Terry Mills has swept to office with a 6% swing defeating the 11 year old Labor Government led by outgoing Chief Minister Paul Henderson.

Swings of 15% were recorded against Labor in rural and remote areas. Metropolitan Darwin stayed loyal to Labor bucking the trend.

Makeup of the 25 Seat Legislative Assembly:

Party                                   New       Old

Country Liberals                16             12

Labor                                      8            12

Independent                         1             1

Total Seats                      25           25