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Australian Electoral Commission finally calls Joel Fitzgibbon officially as Hunter MP

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The Australian Electoral Commission (AEC) has finally officially declared Joel Fitzgibbon as the Hunter MP.

The AEC finalised the result this afternoon at the AEC Divisional Office at East Maitland.

In the end Joel Fitzgibbon received 53 per cent of the vote two party preferred with a more than 9 per cent swing against him and to The Nationals Candidate Josh Angus. 

The seat of Hunter certainly gained national attention with it having the best performing One Nation candidate in Stuart Bonds who received 22 per cent of the votes on first preferences. 

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