Wannon count almost complete
JUST one polling booth remains to be counted in the Wannon electorate following Saturday’s Federal Election, but while it’s the biggest one, it won’t have much influence on the result.
As the Observer went to press yesterday, 98 of the 99 polling places had been counted and preferences distributed, representing 81.21 per cent of the vote.
The only booth not yet counted is the Warrnambool pre-poll centre.
That had sitting member Dan Tehan comfortably returned with a margin over Labor challenger Maurice Billi of 9.15 per cent, a swing towards the incumbent of 1.44 per cent.
As reported in Monday’s Observer, that swing went against what happened in to the Liberals in the rest of Victoria, and the effect was even more pronounced locally.