Voting closes in NSW election

Polling booths have closed in NSW with early indications suggest Premier Mike Baird will be returned.

Polling booths have closed in NSW with early indications suggesting Premier Mike Baird will be returned comfortably.

Exit polls of voters taken moments after they cast their ballots point to the coalition being re-elected despite a swing to Labor.


Opposition Leader Luke Foley, who took on the job only in January, faced a tough campaign against a popular Premier Mike Baird.

After a recent recent redistribution, the ALP holds 20 seats in the 93-seat parliament, while the coalition has 69. The Greens hold two, while there are two independents.

Prime Minister Tony Abbott continued to keep his distance from Mr Baird’s campaign spending Saturday in Victoria and Tasmania.

Federal leadership aspirant Malcolm Turnbull, who has been more active on the hustings, cast his vote in Sydney’s eastern suburbs and even spoke to the media.

Mr Baird’s plan to partially lease the state’s electricity assets dominated the campaign with Labor suggesting the…

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