Liberals and Greens win last two ACT election seats as Electoral Commissioner announces final results

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Canberrans vote in 10 Labor, nine Liberal and six Greens MLAs in an election that sees Labor attorney-general Gordon Ramsay lose his seat.
The final outcome of this year's ACT election has been declared — and the last results are a significant boost for the Greens.

Key points: Canberrans have elected 10 Labor, nine Liberal and six Greens MLAs

Canberrans have elected 10 Labor, nine Liberal and six Greens MLAs Labor attorney-general Gordon Ramsay has lost his seat in Ginninderra

Labor attorney-general Gordon Ramsay has lost his seat in Ginninderra Labor and the Greens are continuing to negotiate an agreement to govern together

The 25-seat Legislative Assembly will include 10 Labor members, nine Liberals and an unprecedented six Greens.

Two seats had remained too close to call until last night, when Electoral Commissioner Damian Cantwell was confident the results were locked in.

Those last two members include Liberal candidate Peter Cain, who won the fifth and final seat in the electorate of Ginninderra, which covers the Belconnen region.

After preference votes were distributed, Mr Cain, an ACT public servant, was 167 votes ahead of the ACT attorney-general, Labor's Gordon Ramsay.

In the southern electorate of Brindabella, Greens candidate and real-estate agent Johnathan Davis ended up with 82 votes more than Labor's Taimus Werner-Gibbings.

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Mr Ramsay increased his personal vote from 8.3 per cent four years ago to 8.5 per cent, but did not benefit from the boost that most sitting MLAs receive.

Ultimately, he was outpolled by his Labor…
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