Liberals all but wiped out as Mark McGowan claims

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The Liberals have been all but wiped out in Western Australia’s state election as the Labor party claimed a fast and emphatic victory that has consigned the opposition to a generational defeatwhich will go into effect on Friday in both regions.

Labor is predicted to claim up to 53 out of 59 lower house seats on the back of a stunning 13 per cent swing in Saturday’s election, leaving the Liberals with a predicted three seats.

It is a nightmare scenario for the Liberals, who are set to lose their opposition status to the National party which the ABC predicts will hold four seats.

“This is ground zero for the Liberal party,” said Liberal Churchlands MP Sean L’Estrange whose blue-ribbon seat is on a knife-edge, but the ABC predicts will fall to Labor.

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