Kate Washington takes Port Stephens

VICTORY: Labor candidate Kate Washington with friends and family at Lakeside Tavern on Saturday night, celebrating the win.
VICTORY: Labor candidate Kate Washington with friends and family at Lakeside Tavern on Saturday night, celebrating the win.

KATE Washington wants to be a member Port Stephens can trust she declared in Raymond Terrace Saturday night, signifying a state election victory.

While the votes were still being counted, political analysts were predicting that the Liberal Party’s 14.7 per cent margin was not enough to keep Ms Washington from becoming the Port’s newest member.

At Lakeside Tavern on Saturday night, Ms Washington gave what could only be described as a victory speech.

She thanked former MP Bob Martin and her long time campaigner Giacomo Arnott for being with her from the start.

As at 8.30pm, Ms Washington held a 54.81 per cent lead over the Liberal’s Ken Jordan 45.19 per cent.

More to come.

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