Lib concedes: Indi stays Independent

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LIBERAL candidate Steve Martin has officially conceded defeat in Indi, having telephoned Independent candidate Helen Haines to congratulate her on victory.

The Wodonga engineer had been hoping for a ‘miracle’ rise in support among postal votes, but with more than one third of all possible postal votes counted the support was still well below the 5.5 per cent swing he needed, and he acknowledged that Indi would remain in Independent hands for a third successive election.

Speaking at her Wangaratta property this morning, a delighted Dr Haines said she expected the official declaration to take place within the next two weeks and she was looking forward to commencing her “privileged role” as the new member for Indi, outlying a number of key priorities.

Full story in today’s edition of the Euroa Gazzette.

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