Mere minutes after Premier Peter Gutwein announced Adam Brooks would not be taking his seat in the next parliament, he was in attendance at the declaration of the polls at the Tailrace Centre.
With an extremely high personal vote, Peter Gutwein was returned in Bass alongside fellow Liberals Sarah Courtney and Michael Ferguson.
Labor's Michelle O'Byrne also returned her seat, with Janie Finlay upsetting former Labor MHA Jennifer Houston to take the fifth seat.
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In his speech, Peter Gutwein thanked voters for returning a Liberal majority government, but also paid tribute to Ms O'Byrne, who lost her father during the last week of the campaign.
In return, Ms O'Byrne thanked people for their kindness and compassion to her and brother David during the challenge, saying that she believed her dad would be proud of the effort achieved.
Both Ms O'Byrne and Mr Ferguson paid tribute to Ms Houston having lost her seat - both have experienced losing their federal seats in the past and extended their sympathies to friends and family.
Ms Courtney thanked the people of Bass electing her again, describing it as a unique experience.
"It's a really humbling feeling to have so many people in Northern Tasmania support you in an election, I'm really grateful for the support I've received," she said.
Among those in attendance was Labor candidate Adrian Hinds, who spoke after the successful candidates.
Mr Hinds described himself as a "low profile" candidate, and thanked both the Labor party and the people of Bass for their kindness and willingness to welcome him with open arms, using his final words to urge the politicians to now "get on with the job" and improve the lives of Tasmanians, saying there was more work to be done.
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