Western Australia state election is set for 13 March 2021. The economy is the top issue to determine Aussies’ voting preferences. As per 2021 WA election odds, the incumbent Labor looks in the best position to win again.
According to online sportsbook news in Australia, there is much at stake on who sits on the government benches. Labor who is in power has the best chance to retain government, especially with the popularity of Premier Mark McGown. The Liberal-Nationals Coalition is the second favorite, as per 2021 WA election odds. Whereas the Greens might gain some seats here and there, but it is unlikely that they will make an upset.
The election day is scheduled for 13 March 2021. There are 59 seats in the Legislative Assembly and 36 seats in the Legislative Council up for grabs. The winning party will likely be the one that has the best place for tackling unemployment, low wage growth, and modest economic growth. Accordingly here is our preview of the top contenders: Labor, Coalition, and Green.
Labor’s McGown remains the most popular in WA
The Labor Party led by the popular Premier Mark McGown won 41 seats in 2017. Labor looks on course to retain government for another four years. McGown’s first term is considered very much successful. He was able to garner considerable local support. Not to mention that he has a substantial social media presence for all the right reasons.
Labor stands at 1.092 to win most seats in the Parliament according to 22BET Sportsbook’s 2021 WA election odds. Labor’s lead is not only based on McGown’s popularity but also it is rare for a one-term government to be defeated. Should Labor somehow lose, 11 seats should be taken from Labor and given to the Coalition, which is so far unlikely.
The Coalition heads to the election with much instability
The Liberal-Nationals Coalition has been somehow fragile lately. Thus the two parties are heading to Match with an agreement in place. The Liberal Party the bigger in the Coalition got only 13 seats in the last election. It was a landslide loss for the Liberals. Nationals won five seats which were enough to form the main opposition bloc in the Parliament.
For next March it is hard to predict how many seats the two parties will win. But, online sportsbooks in Australia expect it to be much less than Labor. Therefore, the Coalition is a massive underdog that values 6.5 to win most seats. in 2020 Liberals changed leadership twice, which is a big indication they are facing a crisis.
Greens’ 2021 WA election odds are very slim
The Green Party won only four seats in the upper house. Whereas it failed to win seats in the Legislative Assembly. This election runs the similar risk of wiping out the Greens entirely out of the Parliament. That encouraged many Green members to consider this election as do or die.
Greens have a robust climate policy campaign. Their 2030 goal is to reach 100 percent renewable energy. By 2035 they aim for net-zero emissions. Besides, they promise to develop the state’s cycling network and roll out the electric vehicles’ network. Will that ensure the Greens to make an upset? Despite the 34 odds, it will unlikely happen.