Martin concedes: Indi is Independent a third time

Helen Haines keen to begin work as electorate’s new federal member
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DRIVEN: Dr Helen Haines comes off 14 days isolation at home ready to present some pertinent issues in parliament.

LIBERAL candidate Steve Martin has officially conceded defeat in Indi, acknowledging that Independent candidate Helen Haines is merely awaiting the finalisation of electoral formalities before being declared the electorate’s new federal member.

Speaking from her Wangaratta property yesterday, Dr Haines said a very gracious Mr Martin had rung her around 5pm Wednesday to concede that she would be the new member for Indi, and both wished each other, and their families well.

The Wodonga engineer told The Chronicle yesterday that the dramatic increase in support he hoped postal votes could deliver wasn’t sufficient to bridge the 2800 votes he was behind after election day and pre-polling votes had been counted.

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