The Australian Electoral Commission today declared the poll for the federal electorate of Canberra, confirming the re-election of Labor candidate Gai Brodtmann.
As the newly re-elected Member for Canberra, Ms Brodtmann welcomed the result.
“I am incredibly honoured to have been re-elected to serve as the Member for Canberra for another three years, and I’d like to thank the people of Canberra for putting their trust in me,” Ms Brodtmann said.
“I think the strong result in Canberra demonstrates that Canberrans are happy with the significant investment that Labor has made in their city over the last six years.
“When I talk to Canberrans, they tell me how much they value the investments that Labor has made in schools, in social housing, in health and in roads.
“I think the result here is also a clear message that Canberrans are not interested in Tony Abbott’s plan for Canberra. The Abbott Government has said it will cut at least 12,000 – 20,000 public service jobs and move thousands more out of Canberra, promising to devastate our economy.
“The Abbott Government’s plans show nothing but disdain for our city.
“I will continue to stand up for Canberra, and continue to fight for Canberra jobs. This will not be an easy task in the face of an Abbott Government, but it’s what Canberrans have elected me to do.
At the declaration of the poll at 9am on 26 September, Ms Brodtmann held a margin of 56.96%.
Ms Brodtmann was first elected as the Member for Canberra in 2010, and prior to that ran her own business for ten years.