DAN Tehan has officially retained his seat in Wannon for the Liberal Party.
The Australian Electoral Commission has counted votes from all 105 polling places in the electorate and Mr Tehan was returned with 53.99 per cent of primary votes.
Labor candidate Michael Barling was his closest competitor, with 29.76 per cent of the votes.
Greens candidate Tim Emanuelle claimed 6.13 per cent of the votes.
On a two-candidate preferred basis, Mr Tehan received more than 60 per cent of the votes, about five per cent more than in the previous election in 2010.
The Nationals did not stand a candidate in Wannon against the sitting member.
Mr Tehan said his first priority would be to deliver on his election commitments, which included $10 million for an integrated cancer care centre and to increase federal road funding.
He said Wannon’s telecommunications infrastructure also needed to be addressed.
Of the 95,887 voters enrolled in the Wannon electorate, 88.32 per cent of them voted in the federal election.
Australia-wide, 14,705,419 people were registered but 20 per cent did not vote.