Liberals poised to win government

THE state Liberals have won the state election, with 13 and possibly 14 seats in a landslide.

The Labor Party could be reduced to 5 or 7 seats and the Greens 4 or 5.

The ABC's political commentator Antony Green called the election for the Liberal Party at 7.30pm.

The Labor Party's future leader David O'Byrne may have lost his seat in Franklin, with huge swings against Labor in all seats and more than a 20 per cent swing in Braddon.

It will be the Liberals first majority government since 1992, and Labor's worst result ever.

In Bass Peter Gutwein and Michael Ferguson will retain their seats and possibly Dorset Mayor Barry Jarvis. Greens MHA Kim Booth will retain his seat.

In Braddon Labor MHA Brenton Best appears to have lost his seat, with the Liberals edging towards four seats. The Greens Paul O'Halloran is in danger of losing his seat.

In Lyons sitting members Rene Hidding and Mark Shelton will retain their seats and former senator Guy Barnett is likely to win a seat.

In Denison the Liberals will win two, and in Franklin  3. The Greens are threatening Labor for 2 seats in Denison.

Will Hodgman

Will Hodgman


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