THE Tasmanian Electoral Commission has published its final results for the night, stopping the counting of votes at 78.58%. These will see Craig Farrell comfortably returned as the Member for Derwent with 12,096 votes, about double that of Alan Baker who has 6733 votes. About 21% of the vote remains to be counted and a recheck will follow.
Despite being a relatively unknown newcomer to New Norfolk, Mr Baker polled well in most booths, generally receiving about half the number of votes of the very well known Mr Farrell, but also winning a majority at the small Bronte polling booth and doing much better than his 35% average at booths including Austins Ferry, Dromedary and Old Beach.
Tasmanian Electoral Commission latest results here.