Clive Palmer’s candidate claims last Victorian Senate spot

Clive Palmer’s candidate claims last Victorian Senate spot

Clive Palmer’s well-funded election campaign has delivered a last-gasp parliamentary position with Ralph Babet claiming the final spot in the Senate for Victoria.

Babet, a real estate agent, was the UAP’s number one Senate candidate in the state.

Babet was locked in a tussle with the Liberal Party’s Greg Mirabella for the final spot in Victoria.

It is the sole electoral victory for the UAP despite an estimated $100 million spend by the mining magnate during the federal election.

The Australian Electoral Commission also announced the results of NSW’s Senate results on Monday morning.

The successful senators in that state were former foreign affairs minister Marise Payne, Labor’s Deborah O’Neill, Nationals’ Ross Cadell, Labor’s Assistant Minister for Climate Change and Energy Jenny McAllister, The Greens’ David Shoebridge and Liberal Jim Molan.

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