DESPITE profitable the first-preference vote rely, sitting Nationals member Nichole Total has been defeated on preferences by Labor’s Steve Whan within the state seat of Monaro.

Labor’s Steve Whan.

Whan, a former two-time member for Monaro and a NSW minister, dominated the two-party most well-liked vote because the preliminary rely, other than postal votes, for Monaro in Saturday’s normal election was accomplished on Wednesday.

Total secured 17,793 first preferences to Whan’s 17,501. However the distribution of preferences gave Whan 52.37 per cent of the vote to Total’s 47.63 per cent.


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Ian Meikle, editor