LABOR’S Jordan Crugnale is officially the Bass MP, with final results putting her 2370 votes ahead of the Liberal’s Brian Paynter.
It’s the first time, since the seat was created 16 years ago, that it’s been held by a Labor MP.
And considering Mr Paynter won the seat four years ago by 3615 votes, it’s a big shift in voting patterns.
It means almost 6000 people either switched from Liberal to Labor or moved to the area and voted Labor.
Ms Crugnale says she’ll be getting on with the job, with plans for a community hospital on Phillip Island, a Bass Coast junior secondary school campus by 2022, a path from San Remo to Inverloch with camping spots, and stricter planning controls in the Bass Coast Shire.
The most pressing issue is Labor’s promise they would have 24/7 urgent care on Phillip Island before Christmas.
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