It has taken a while, but the count is over and the winners have been declared.,The 10-day wait for postal ballots and the complex counting of votes and the distribution of preferences under Tasmania's Hare-Clark electoral system has meant the results of the state election on May 1 have taken until this week to finalise.,The 25 House of Assembly seats have been won — so, who are the people who will make up the new Tasmanian Lower House?,In his first election as leader, Peter Gutwein was roundly endorsed by the voters of Bass, receiving a massive 32,482 first preference votes, up from his 2018 total of 15,213 and beating former premier Will Hodgman's tally of 27,184 in 2018.,Mr Gutwein's handling of Tasmania's response to the COVID-19 pandemic has been widely praised.,He has vowed to focus on Tasmania's health and housing crises. He's the longest-serving member of the current Parliament along with Jeremy Rockliff.,Labor leader Rebecca White topped the poll in Lyons with 16,338 first preference votes — the same number she received at the 2018 state election. But she has announced she would be stepping down as Labor leader, after leading the party to two election losses.,David O'Byrne is the likely contender.,An MHA since 2008 and Tasmanian Greens leader, Cassy O'Connor received the most first preference votes in Clark — 9,469 — and was the first to reach a quota when preferences were distributed.,In 2010 under Labor premier David Bartlett Ms O'Connor and then-Tasmanian Greens leader Nick McKim were the first, and so far only, Greens MPs to be appointed ministers.,Ms O'Connor's vote was up from 8,095 first preferences at the 2018 election, but still below the more than 10,000 she received in 2010.,Kingborough Mayor and former Labor staffer Dean Winter dominated the headlines in the early days of the election campaign when he was not pre-selected as a Labor candidate.,Labor leader Rebecca White intervened and Mr Winter secured a seat, but at the expense of sitting Labor member Alison Standen.,Mr Winter is aligned with the party's right and the stoush over his pre-selection pushed factional tensions into the public arena.,Glenorchy Mayor Kristie Johnston is the only independent in the current parliament and the first to be elected at a general election for 25 years.,Ms Johnston stood with the support of federal independent MP Andrew Wilkie and was a beneficiary of collapsing support for Labor in the southern seat of Clark.,Ms Johnston is a passionate advocate for a light rail service linking Hobart and the northern suburbs and is anti-pokies.,Ms Johnston is the only new member in Clark, replacing Liberal-turned-independent Sue Hickey.,Belonging to the Christian right of the Liberal party, Mr Ferguson is a former Meander Valley councillor.,In 2004 he was elected as the federal member for Bass, defeating Labor's Michelle O'Byrne, who is also now a state MP. He was removed from the difficult Health portfolio in a cabinet reshuffle in mid-2019.,He announced his intention to contest the leadership after Will Hodgman resigned but pulled out of the race before the ballot.,Before politics, Mr Ferguson was a maths, science and IT high school teacher. ,The great-niece of a former Labor premier, and granddaughter of a former Labor attorney-general, Madeleine Ogilvie first entered the Tasmanian parliament in 2014, also as a Labor MP.,She lost her seat in 2018 but returned following Scott Bacon's resignation.,Although she ran in 2018 as a Labor candidate, Ms Ogilvie sat as an independent when she returned to the parliament and was broadly supportive of the Liberal government.,When the 2021 election was announced, she signed up as a Liberal candidate.,After a narrow loss in last year's Rosevears upper house election, Ms Finlay is a new face for Labor in the House of Assembly, replacing Jennifer Houston who lost her seat.,Ms Finlay was elected to the Launceston City Council in 2000 and, in 2002, at age 27, was the youngest woman to hold a mayoral position.,She was mayor until 2005 and resigned from the council in 2007. In 2014 she was re-elected as an alderman.,Roger Jaensch was first elected to the Tasmanian Parliament in 2014 as Member for Braddon. He was close to losing his seat in the 2021 state election and only made it across the line in later counting.,Mr Jaensch had been dealt difficult portfolios, including Human Services and Housing and has faced criticism over Tasmanian at-risk children being sent to the Northern Territory.,First elected in 2014, Sarah Courtney was appointed to cabinet after the 2018 election.,She is a moderate Liberal and took on the Health portfolio in mid-2019 before the COVID-19 pandemic hit.,Ms Courtney lost her position as primary industries minister when it emerged that she was in a relationship with the department's head.,Michelle O'Byrne was a federal Bass MHA from 1998 until 2004 when she lost her seat. In 2006 she was elected to the state parliament.,A senior member of the Labor team, Ms O'Byrne has held ministerial portfolios, including Health, and has been deputy Labor leader since 2014.,She is passionate about increasing the number of women MPs. Ms O'Byrne's brother, David O'Byrne, is also a member of the House of Assembly.,The second-most popular MP elected at this election, with 19,186 first preference votes. Mr Rockliff was first elected in 2002, making him the longest-serving current MHA along with Mr Gutwein.,He became deputy opposition leader in 2006, and deputy premier in 2014.,Mr Rockliff has also been passionate about improving education in Tasmania. He has consistently polled well in Braddon and is a moderate Liberal.,Shane Broad is an agricultural scientist and former Central Coast councillor who first entered parliament on a re-count when former deputy premier Bryan Green resigned in 2017.,He has said he will consider his options if Rebecca White does not recontest the leadership.,Dr Broad is aligned with Labor's right faction, so if it ends up being a contest between him and David O'Byrne, it will be a battle between the party's left and right.,Labor's lone member in Clark, Ella Haddad's first preference vote increased from the 5,288 she received in 2018 to 7,998, but the Labor vote collapsed in Clark.,In 2018, the party's five candidates combined received 27,284 while this year it was 14,066.,Ms Haddad had the role of shadow attorney-general in the previous parliament. She is struggling to re-build the support the party had in Clark before the 2018 election when the popular Scott Bacon was part of the Labor ticket.,A Liberal MHA since 2010, Elise Archer worked as a lawyer in Hobart before entering parliament. She was elected Speaker — the first woman to hold that role in Tasmania.,Ms Archer has held the position of attorney-general since 2018. Before entering parliament, Ms Archer was a Hobart City Council alderman from 2007-2010.,She is a hardworking local member with conservative values.,Moderate Liberal Nic Street has been elected to the House of Assembly twice on recounts, first when Paul Harriss resigned in 2016, and again when Will Hodgman resigned in 2020.,This is the first time he's won a seat at a general election. A former small business operator, Mr Street has previously served as a Kingborough councillor.,He has a long association with the Kingborough District Cricket Club as a former player and board member.,Former union identity and brother of Bass MHA Michelle O'Byrne, David O'Byrne has been touted as a potential Labor leadership challenger for several years, and not just against Rebecca White.,In 2011 he hosed down rumours he was planning to challenge former Labor premier Lara Giddings for the top job.,Mr O'Byrne has the backing of powerful left-aligned unions, the same forces that tried to stop Kingborough Mayor Dean Winter from being pre-selected.,Ms White has endorsed him as her successor.,A former federal senator, Guy Barnett is part of the Christian right of the Liberal party.,Mr Barnett has a farming background, and has held the Primary Industries portfolio in the ministry.,Mr Barnett helped lead the years-long campaign for Tasmanian World War II hero Teddy Sheean to be posthumously awarded a Victoria Cross.,A former TAFE teacher and Meander Valley Mayor, Mark Shelton is a grass-roots politican.,Mr Shelton was Speaker of the House of Assembly from 2017-2018 and was subsequently appointed to the ministry.,In 2017, he walked the 200km from Longford to Hobart raising more than $23,000 for disability support service St Giles.,Labor's second member for Lyons who just scraped back in after a tight battle with fellow Labor candidate Janet Lambert in a replay of the 2018 result.,Ms Butler's mother, Heather Butler, was a Lyons Labor MHA from 2005-2010. Ms Butler's sister-in-law, Jo Palmer is a Liberal MLC.,Ms Butler describes herself as a political and community activist.,She has run campaigns against family violence and launched the White Ribbon group in Tasmania.,A former nurse and Burnie mayor, Anita Dow was the second candidate in Braddon to receive a quota and be declared elected. She was first elected to parliament at the 2018 election.,The number of first preference votes she received in 2018 and 2021 was almost the same — about 3,640.,The overall Labor vote in Braddon was also very similar to the 2018 figure, with 26 per cent of first preference votes.,A former nurse and businesswoman, Jacquie Petrusma is a conservative Liberal who was first elected in 2010.,She has held a number of ministerial portfolios, but more recently sat on the back bench.,Her time as Human Services minister came to an end in 2018 when she was dumped in a reshuffle after a series of shocking revelations around Tasmania's child protection system came to light.,Ms Petrusma has managed to significantly increase her vote, from the 3,467 first preferences she received in 2018 to 14,550 this year, no doubt in part due to popular former Liberal MP Will Hodgman no longer competing for votes.,A former Huon Valley councillor, Rosalie Woodruff, was first elected in 2015 on a recount when former Tasmanian Greens leader Nick McKim resigned.,Dr Woodruff received 1,110 first preference votes in 2018 and significantly increased her first-preference vote to 10,161 this time around.,An epidemiologist, public health has been one of Dr Woodruff's focus areas alongside fish farming and other traditional Green policy areas.,First elected on a re-count after long-serving Liberal Rene Hidding resigned in 2019, Liberal John Tucker had two years to build a profile.,From the state's east coast, Mr Tucker has a farming background and is also a former Break O'Day councillor.,On first preferences, Mr Tucker's vote increased to 4,619 from his 2018 tally of 3,404.,Helped by preferences, he was the fifth to get over the line in Lyons at this election.,*To be confirmed,Felix Ellis is expected to be elected on a re-count to replace Adam Brooks, who was elected but resigned on the day of the declaration of the polls.,Mr Ellis came into parliament on a recount in July 2020 following the resignation of Joan Rylah. At 31, Mr Ellis, a conservative Liberal, is the youngest member of the Tasmanian parliament.,It was an uncertain wait for Mr Ellis after polls closed. Initially expected to get elected, he was bumped by Mr Brooks and Roger Jaensch.,He is the front runner for the re-count following Mr Brooks' resignation.
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