Lane Cove count and Update: Anthony Roberts returned

The consistently safe Liberal seat of Lane Cove did not fail to delliver yet again for Anthony Roberts, who easily claimed the seat with just over 50 per cent of first preference votes and 65 per cent of the vote on a two-party preferred basis.

The result comes despite a challenge from former Hunters Hill Mayor Richard Quinn, who quit the Liberal Party to challenge.

Roberts thanked his contituents at a post election celebration at Putney Bowling Club.

“I would like to thank the people of Lane Cove for electing me for another four years,” he said.

“It has been a great honour to serve the people since 2003 and I will continue to do so.

“I would like to thank all those who ran against me as a competition of ideas is always desirable.”

First preferences

Two-party preferred

Mr Quinn thanked his friends and supporters at a quiet gathering at the Hunters Hill Club last night. He is expected to also provide a statement to media tomorrow.

Labor candidate Andrew Zbik congratulated Roberts through social media shortly after 9pm last night.

“Congratulations to Anthony Roberts on his re-election for Lane Cove,” he wrote.

“It must be such an honour to represent this wonderful area for the fifth time.”

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