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Late Saturday night, on counting so far, Lamb led the Liberal National Party’s Trevor Ruthenberg by 55-45% on the two-party vote – a swing to Labor of about 4%. Mick Tsikas/AAP

Crucial Super Saturday Labor victories a major fillip for Shorten

The results are a deep disappointment for the government, which had hoped it might snatch at least one of the Braddon or Longman, and had hopes of winning Mayo although it quickly gave these up.
Smith told parliament the date – which means a nine-week campaign - had been advised by the AEC. Mick Tsikas/AAP

Labor outraged as July 28 Super Saturday overlaps ALP conference

The byelections, which span four states, are especially crucial for opposition leader Bill Shorten, because four are in ALP seats and two of those are on wafer thin margins.

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