Mr Gray retained his seat, despite a 0.58 per cent swing away from the party after preferences in Brand, but he gained a 0.11 swing on first preferences. (AEC figures at Wednesday).
It remains Labor’s most marginally held seat in WA with a margin of just 2.7 per cent.
Speaking to the Courier from Canberra this week, Mr Gray said he was humbled by his re-election for a third term at the weekend.
‘People have put their trust in me and I take that trust very seriously,’ he said.
Among his first business will be reminding Mr Abbott of the new government’s promises to Rockingham and Kwinana.
‘I intend to write to the Prime Minister to make clear to him the number of promises made and that I hope he will honour commitments,’ he said.
‘The Liberals matched Labor’s promise to provide $10 million to redevelop the Mandurah Aquatic and Recreation Centre ‘