17 Feb 2013

Swing against NT govt in by-election

5:52 am on 17 February 2013

There was big swing against the Northern Territory government in a by-election in a safe Labor seat on Saturday.

ALP candidate Nicole Manison received 69.7% of the two-party vote in the seat of Wanguri.

AAP reports the result was a swing of about 6% towards the ALP from the last election.

The by-election was sparked by the resignation of former chief minister Paul Henderson. Labor has held the seat since 1989.

Counting will continue on Sunday with about 89% of the vote counted so far.