Siejka still leads in 2017 Pembroke by-election

Labor candidate Jo Siejka walks her dog Frankie in suburban Hobart on Sunday as the Pembroke by-election count continues.

Labor candidate Jo Siejka walks her dog Frankie in suburban Hobart on Sunday as the Pembroke by-election count continues.

UPDATE at 5pm:

Greens candidate Bill Harvey’s preferences have been distributed and given Labor a massive boost in the Pembroke by-election.

Labor candidate Jo Siejka won almost 60 per cent of Mr Harvey’s preference votes while the Liberals only managed 9 per cent.

Ms Siejka leads Liberal candidate James Walker by 2755 votes.

Independent candidate Doug Chipman will be the next to be excluded and where his 5974 votes land will decide the election result.

UPDATE at 3:30pm:

Independent Richard James has been knocked out of the Pembroke by-election.

Independent Doug Chipman picked up the greatest amount of Mr James’ votes after preferences were distributed.

Labor candidate Jo Siejka and Liberal candidate James Walker received an equal amount of the preference votes.

PREVIOUSLY:

The first two candidates in the Pembroke by-election have been taken out of the race.

Independent Hans Willink and Shooters and Fishers Party candidate, Carlo di Falco, been excluded with their preferences relatively equally divided between the three leading candidates.

Independent Doug Chipman received the most, followed by Labor’s Jo Siejka and independent Richard James.

Ms Siejka continues to lead in the election with 7144 votes, followed by Liberal candidate James Walker with 5569 votes.

Mr Chipman has 4570 votes.