Nationals candiate Matthew Fraser votes at Centaur Primary School.
Nationals candiate Matthew Fraser votes at Centaur Primary School. Scott Powick

Pauline Hanson big in Banora

AN analysis of last weekend's Federal election results shows there was a significant swing to Pauline Hanson's One Nation party in the Tweed Shire's biggest booths.

The Greens finished third in Richmond overall, but at Banora Point South where 2,865 people voted, One Nation candidate Neil Smith attracted more support than The Greens' Dawn Walker.

Smith enjoyed 8.45% of the vote, with the Nationals' Matthew Fraser topping the primary votes, but suffering a 3.1% swing against him from the 2013 poll.

At Banora Point West, Smith also saw a strong surge in popularity, with 9.88% of the vote towards his right wing party.

Fraser won Tyalgum's 471 person poll, followed by Elliot and The Greens, while next door at Uki The Greens took the poll with a massive 43% of the primary.

At Burringbar's 626 person poll, only five votes separated Labor and the Greens, with the latter posting a 9.98% boost in popularity.

It was one of the few booths where Elliot topped the primaries, along with Tweed Heads South's 2,388 poll and Murwillumbah's 976 vote poll, where The Greens enjoyed an 11.58% swing.

At Chillingham, where only 235 voted, Fraser topped the poll, followed by Walker.

Chinderah and Condong reflected overall results, with Nationals polling first, followed by Labor then the Greens, with little between the two major parties.

At Crabbes Creek, The Greens won the poll with 87 votes to Elliot's 83 and Fraser's 78. At Crystal Creek, Fraser saw a 7.13 growth in support, topping the 350 poll with more than half the votes.

At Kingscliff, Terranora and Pottsville Fraser topped primaries, followed by Elliot and Walker.

One Nation got 5,378 votes in Richmond overall. 

One Nation is on track for two Senate seats, which will see the return of Ms Hanson to the federal parliament, with the possibility of taking four. 



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