ACT Labor looked likely to be returned for a historic fifth term on Saturday night, in a result that clearly cements Labor as the natural party of Canberra voters. Chief Minister Andrew Barr said Canberra had “voted for light rail” and confirmed he would form government with the Greens’ Shane Rattenbury. Andrew Barr has claimed victory in the ACT election. Photo: Elesa Kurtz “We’re not going to know the outcome tonight, but what we do know is that Canberrans have voted for another Labor government,” Mr Barr told party members at the Belconnen Labor Club to jubilant chants of “four more years” and “build the tram”. Canberrans had fundamentally rejected a “narrow-minded, conservative” Liberal Party,  “It is impossible now for Canberra to ever go back … Next »

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