Barnaby Joyce more popular in smaller New England communities

Jacob McArthur
By Jacob McArthur
Updated May 24 2019 - 3:36am, first published May 20 2019 - 7:30pm
WINS AND LOSSES: Barnaby Joyce didn't win every contest in the 2019 federal election. Photo: Gareth Gardner 180519GGD17

BARNABY Joyce barnstormed back into power this weekend with 55 per cent of number one votes in New England.

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Jacob McArthur

Jacob McArthur is a producer for The Canberra Times. As part of production team, he helps the people of Canberra and beyond get the stories they need, when they need them across a range of platforms, while helping maintain a high editorial standard. Before moving to Canberra in 2020, he started with Australian Community Media in 2015 as a journalist for The Northern Daily Leader in Tamworth. He kept a close eye on Tamworth Regional Council, as well as the public health system, writing extensively about water security, the need for better palliative care services, and medicinal cannabis. Jacob was also the co-host of ACM's Water Pressure podcast where he and Jamieson Murphy took a deep dive on issues and key decisions arising during one of the region's worst droughts on record.

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