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Two-storey 'boutique' boarding house proposed
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Matting installed to provide wheelchair beach access
Volunteers wanted to water street trees
Wicks returned for third term
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Tesch urges support for on-demand bus service
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CWA branch president speaks on radio
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Anja returns from Spain with silver medal
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Wicks returned for third term

Liberal Member for Robertson Ms Lucy Wicks has been returned for her third term with an increased majority in the federal election held May 18.

Out of 54 polling places in the electorate only one place was still to finish counting last Thursday afternoon, May 23.

On two party preferred votes, Mrs Wicks won 54.47 per cent of the count compared to Labor's Anne Charlton on 45.53 per cent.

Mrs Wicks had a 3.33 per cent swing to her compared to the previous election in 2016.

One first preference votes, the Liberal Party's Ms Wicks was polling 41,045 votes or 47.43 per cent of the votes compared to Labor's Mrs Charlton on 29,772 or 34 per cent of the votes.

The Greens' Ms Cath Connor received the next most support with 6388 votes or 7.38 per cent.

Independent David Abrahams was fourth with 2627 votes or 3.04 per cent of the votes.

Other results were United Australia Party (2.71 per cent), Animal Justice Party (1.99 per cent), Sustainable Australia (1.67 per cent) and Christian Democratic Party (1.38 per cent).

However, on the Peninsula, Labor won 50.94 per cent of the two-party preferred vote to Liberals' 49.06 per cent.

The numbers voting at the Woy Woy pre-poll booth were 12,636, outnumbering those voting at booths at Ettalong, Umina and Woy Woy on polling day (10,886).

Of these, Liberals received 6601 (52.24 per cent) of the two-party preferred pre-poll votes to Labor's 6035, while Labor received 5947 (54.63 per cent) of the two-party preferred votes to Liberals' 4939 at booths on polling day.

The seat of Robertson takes in about 980 square kilometres from the Hawkesbury River includes the main towns Erina, Gosford, Gunderman, Kulnura, Mooney Mooney, Narara, Patonga, Somersby, Terrigal and Woy Woy.

A total of 111,255 people were eligible to vote but the turn out was 83.60 per cent with an informal vote of 6.96 per cent.

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