Liberal candidate Wayne Farnham wins seat of Narracan in postponed poll


Liberal candidate Wayne Farnham has comfortably gained the Victorian state seat of Narracan in a supplementary election.

The ballot for the decrease home seat within the West Gippsland area was deferred 5 days out from the election in November when Nationals candidate Shaun Gilchrist died unexpectedly.

Wayne Farnham.

Wayne Farnham.Credit score:Paul Jeffers

It was later revealed the 47-year-old was scheduled to look within the County Court docket on sexual offence prices, with a trial date set for June.

State Nationals chief Peter Walsh mentioned on the time the get together was not conscious of the costs when Mr Gilchrist was endorsed.

Labor and the Nationals didn’t contest the seat in Saturday’s supplementary election, with Mr Farnham successful simply towards 10 different candidates.

The native development enterprise proprietor was preselected to interchange retired MP Gary Blackwood.


In provisional outcomes at 9pm on Saturday after polling closed Mr Farnham had 43.69 per cent of major first choice votes and within the two-candidate most well-liked vote was on 62.56 per cent towards his nearest rival Tony Wolfe on 37.44 per cent.

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