Yesterday’s results from the Australian Electoral Commission showed, on two-party preferred figures, that Dr Jensen received 64.6 percent of the vote and a 1.36 per cent swing from the ALP.
There was a 3.33 per cent swing against the Greens and Palmer United gained 4.4 per cent of the Tangney vote.
Dr Jensen said he was very happy with an increased margin.
‘At the last election, there was a margin of 12.3 per cent in my favour and that was the largest margin by anyone ever in the seat of Tangney,’ he said.
‘This year, we could see fairly early on that we were getting a swing our way and I would very much like to thank the local constituents for showing that level of support.’
He said the next term would bring solid, responsible government and not the panicked and short-term reactions of the ALP over the past six years.
‘One of the problems with the previous government was that it looked for an immediate fix to immediate problems,’ he said.
‘Under this government, you will see more responsible economic management and you will see it make haste more slowly.’
Four per cent of votes in Tangney were informal, up half a per cent.