The hotly contested seat of Kimberley will almost certainly go to Labor candidate Josie Farrer, who has opened-up a commanding lead of almost 1,500 votes.
The Halls Creek resident claimed victory on Monday after party scrutineers’ realised that votes from several remote and mobile polling booths had not been included in the count.
Notional two-party preferred figures released by the WA Electoral Commission this afternoon revealed Ms Farrer was well ahead with 71.25 per cent of the vote counted.
On a notional two-party preferred basis, Ms Farrer has 55.25 per cent of the vote to the Liberal Jenny Bloom's 44.75 per cent.
Voting had been split between candidates for the two major parties, the Greens Chris Maher and the Nationals Michele Pucci.
The seat was one of the few to deliver a strong vote for the Greens, because of the row over Woodside's proposed gas hub project at James Price Point.Former Federal Greens leader Bob Brown said earlier in the week the green vote indicated a protest vote against the Liberals.
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