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Tom Richardson

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A former SA Journalist Of The Year winner, Tom has more than a decade’s experience covering politics – amongst other things – for Channel 9, The Australian and The Advertiser. He joins InDaily as a full-time reporter having been a long-time contributor to its opinion pages.

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John Noonan challenged former Premier Jay Weatherill in Cheltenham but failed to win a seat on the local council. Photo: Kelly Barnes / AAP

Tanks again? Ousted mayor blames SA Best tilt as Xenophon teammates fail at council elections

Ousted mayor Sam Johnson says he now regrets his failed “Contiki tour” foray into state politics under Nick Xenophon’s SA Best banner – which he blames for his shock loss in the weekend’s local government elections.