From: Chris Bowen [mailto:labor=australianlaborparty.emailnb.com@] On Behalf Of Chris Bowen
Sent: Sunday, 13 October 2013 2:45 PM
Subject: Our new Labor Leader
Together we’ve chosen a new Labor Leader.
With a Caucus vote of 63.95% and a membership vote of 40.08% which totals 52.02%, the new Leader is Bill Shorten.
This historic vote which combines the votes of Labor Caucus with the votes of 30,426 Labor Party members – a 74% turnout – has changed our great Party forever and is already making us stronger. Since the leadership campaign started more than 4,500 people have said they want to join Labor.
Both Anthony Albanese and Bill Shorten campaigned hard and campaigned with respect for each other and a firm commitment to the Labor Party.
To those who cast their vote, thank you for your involvement.
Today we start the work of holding the Abbott Government to account and showing we are a better and fairer alternative for Australia’s future.