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Upper Hunter NSW byelection could leave ‘tight’ balance of power, Wagga MP McGirr says | The Daily Advertiser



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Independent Wagga MP Joe McGirr has said the NSW government could face a “tighter” position in Parliament if it lost an upcoming byelection. Former Upper Hunter MP for the Nationals, Michael Johnsen, resigned from Parliament last month over sexual assault allegations, which he has denied. Dr McGirr said an Upper Hunter loss next month could leave the government relying on the Speaker of the Parliament’s casting vote to pass legislation. “You don’t want anyone to miss a vote, it’s tight and it just makes the situation the government’s already in tighter,” Dr McGirr said. “[The independent MPs] have indicated that we will maintain confidence of supply unless…

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