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Arafura By-election results declared

24 March 2023

The Northern Territory Electoral Commission officially declared the result for the Arafura by-election on Monday, 20 March with Manuel Brown being duly elected.
West Arnhem Regional Council (WARC) congratulates the new Member for Arafura who was sworn into Parliament on Tuesday, 21 March and looks forward to working together towards improving health, housing, education and infrastructure in West Arnhem Land and deliver on the promises that have been made.
Manuel Brown received a total of 1,868 first preference votes. As the margin between Mr Brown and the next candidate, Leslie Tungatalum, is over 1,000 votes, this by-election can be declared early. The remaining 72 postal and 272 declaration votes yet to be admitted, will not affect the outcome.