21 May 2022

Labor party wins Australian election – conservative Scott Morrison loses

North of England Correspondent

Australia has a new Prime Minister after Scott Morrison conceded defeat to his rival, the Labour party leader Anthony Albanese.

It’s not yet clear if Mr Albanese has won decisively enough to form a majority government. The Green Party made gains, as did a group known as the Teal Independents who campaigned on climate change – a topic that the outgoing Prime Minister was notoriously sceptical about early in his leadership.