OFFICIAL DECLARATION OF GIPPSLAND POLL
September 26, 2013
The Australian Electoral Commission has issued an official declaration of the federal election result for Gippsland.
Now that the final postal and pre-poll votes have been tallied, the official result is a 53.74 per cent primary vote for Darren Chester.
Mr Chester received 47,537 of primary votes out of a possible 99,416.
The two candidate preferred result was 65.84 per cent in favour of Mr Chester.
Mr Chester said the increased majority and overwhelming support of Gippslanders made him even more determined to fight for jobs, infrastructure upgrades and improved services as part of the new Abbott-Truss Coalition Government.
Mr Chester was last week sworn in as the new Parliamentary Secretary for Defence, a significant promotion just five years into his political career.