Labor concedes defeat

Anne Charlton

Ms Anne Charlton, Labor Party candidate for the seat of Robertson in the July 2 federal election, conceded defeat in a media statement on Wednesday, July 6.

“This morning I called Lucy Wicks to congratulate her on winning the seat of Robertson,” said Ms Charlton. “For more than nine months, I have had the privilege of being out and about in the community I love, speaking with thousands of locals about the issues that matter to them,” she said. “The Central Coast is my home, and I will always work to make our region an even better place to live, work and raise a family. “Thank you to the people of Robertson who voted for me, and put their trust in me to stand up and be their voice in the federal parliament. “Locals showed their support for our campaign by voting to protect Medicare, support increased education funding, and create steady and secure job. “I want to thank my dedicated and tireless campaign team, and the passionate members of the union movement who spent every day speaking with locals about how this Liberal Government has hurt the Coast. “It has been a great honour to represent the Labor Party, and stand with a movement that has for more than 120 years fought for a better deal for working people. “I will continue to stand against threats to privatise Medicare, cuts to education, and tax cuts that will only benefi t big business while working families get left behind,” Ms Charlton said.

Media release, Jul 6, 2016 Anne Charlton, Labor candidate for Robertson