Tim tops the poll

NEW Norfolk’s Tim Morris MHA has topped the poll for the seat of Lyons in yesterday’s State Election. Mr Morris, who was seeking election for a third term, had previously been regarded to be at risk because of boundary adjustments which saw the West Coast moved to Braddon.

Instead, the Greens MHA had received 7997 first preference votes at the close of counting last night. Updated figures are expected later this afternoon.

Mr Morris’ nearest rivals were veterans Michael Polley MHA (Labor) on 7595 and Rene Hidding MHA (Liberal) on 6746. On figures available at present, it seems certain the ALP will lose one seat to the Liberals, with Heather Butler MHA appearing to be at risk.

With 82.54 per cent of the vote counted, first-preference figures at the close of counting at 9.35 last night were:

Tim Morris MHA (Greens) 7997
Michael Polley MHA (ALP) 7595
Rene Hidding MHA (Lib) 6746
David Llewellyn MHA (ALP) 5814
Rebecca White (ALP) 5768
Mark Shelton (Lib) 4758
Jane Howlett (Lib) 3982
Jim Playsted (Lib) 3596
Heather Butler MHA (ALP) 2276
Nick Wright (ALP) 2105
Leigh Gray (Lib) 1634
Karen Cassidy (Greens) 1334
Brendan Sullivan (ALP) 1133
Jackie Graham (Greens) 865
Karl Stevens (Green) 855
Sharon Prior (Greens) 741

Updated figures as at 5.10pm today (Sunday) with 91.1 per cent of the vote counted:

Tim Morris MHA (Greens) 8867
Michael Polley MHA (ALP) 8149
Rene Hidding MHA (Lib) 7436
David Llewellyn MHA (ALP) 6451
Rebecca White (ALP) 6311
Mark Shelton (Lib) 5184
Jane Howlett (Lib) 4455
Jim Playsted (Lib) 3938
Heather Butler MHA (ALP) 2463
Nick Wright (ALP) 2311
Leigh Gray (Lib) 1823
Karen Cassidy (Greens) 1555
Brendan Sullivan (ALP) 1276
Jackie Graham (Greens) 1012
Karl Stevens (Green) 982
Sharon Prior (Greens) 840

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