Verity Firth wins Balmain preselection

Former Labor MP Verity Firth has won preselection in the seat of Balmain for 2015 in a community ballot.

Ms Firth held the seat for Labor from 2007 to 2011.

The community preselection involved not only Labor Party members, but Balmain residents. Ms Firth won 65 per cent of the community vote and 53 per cent of the branch, to give her a win of 59 per cent, defeating Leichhardt mayor Darcy Byrne.

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