THE Liberal Party has been returned to majority government in the 2018 state election, picking up three of the five seats in Lyons in the process.
The electorate — which incorporates the Derwent Valley and Central Highlands — will continue to be represented by three Liberal MPs and two Labor MPs, as it has been since 2014.
The only difference in Lyons’ make-up following the 2018 state election stems from the retirement of Labor MP David Llewellyn.
Mr Llewellyn confirmed in May last year that he intended to retire at the 2018 election after serving 28 years in Parliament — including 14 years as a minister.
The Liberal Party have so far received 50.8 per cent of the vote in Lyons, and Labor 33.2 per cent.
However, Labor leader Rebecca White’s popularity in her home electorate was clear as she polled thousands of votes ahead of all other candidates in Lyons.
The three Liberal incumbents, Rene Hidding, Guy Barnett and Mark Shelton, will all be returned.
Labor is likely to retain a second seat on the back of Ms White’s popularity, with candidates Janet Lambert, Darren Clark and Jen Butler locked in a three-way battle.
Lambert currently leads with 1583 votes, ahead of Butler (1404), and Clark (1254).
About 15 per cent of the vote in Lyons was divided among minor parties the Tasmanian Greens, Shooters, Fishers, Farmers Tas and the Jacqui Lambie Network.
The Greens have so far received 6.3 per cent of the vote, and JLN 5.4 per cent.
There was been a 5.1 per cent swing away from the Greens and a 1.2 per cent swing away from the Liberals in Lyons, and a 5.5 per cent swing towards Labor.
Greens lead candidate Fraser Brindley and JLN candidate and Glamorgan Spring Bay Mayor Michael Kent polled similar numbers.
Ms White said Labor had campaigned with integrity, and the result had put the Liberals on notice.
About 80 per cent of the vote has been counted in Lyons so far. Final results are expected by March 16.