Newly re-elected Page MP Kevin Hogan said he will be straight back on the job on Monday morning, working on the region's difficult road to recovery after the floods.
"It was a real personal one for me," Mr Hogan said of the campaign. "This flood recovery is a long process and I will leave no stone unturned talking our Federal and State and local government leaders if I don't think it is going fast enough."
And first up, Mr Hogan is waiting to hear who will make up the new cabinet.
"I'm waiting with bated breath to see who the new Emergency Services Minister will be. Then I will be straight on the phone," Mr Hogan said.
The win for the Nationals candidate is his third, and he says going to the polls a "unique job interview process".
"You're waiting to see whether 120,000 people give you the thumbs up, or thumbs down."
But it was an emphatic victory for Mr Hogan, who picked up almost 50 per cent of first preferences and on Sunday, had a 3.5 per cent positive swing in votes.
It was not a feat repeated by many of his Coalition counterparts across the country, resulting in a win nationally for the Labor Party and Anthony Albanese, who will form a majority government with an expected 77 seats.
Mr Hogan said he was confident he would be able to work with the Labor party for his electorate.
"Flood recovery is above politics - the recovery needs a bipartisan approach," he said.
And while the Liberal Party suffered many losses across the country, caused by a groundswell of support for the Greens and the Teal Independents, Mr Hogan said the Nationals held on to their 21 seats they had in the House of Representatives and the Senate, and looked to be picking up another.
"We held our own. It's a little different (the swing away from the Coalition), from the country to the city," he said.
In conceding defeat, Labor's Page candidate Patrick Deegan congratulated Mr Hogan.
"It was clear throughout the pre-poll period and again today that Kevin has built a very strong personal brand in the region.
"While many people were unhappy with the Morrison Government, the people of Northern NSW have given Kevin strong endorsement to continue as their representative.
"I would like to thank all the volunteers and supporters who helped out on my campaign. You're the best!
"I wish Kevin Hogan all the best for the next term of government, and I hope that he can be a strong and persuasive advocate for our region."
Independent Hanabeth Beth made an impressive showing in contesting the seat for the first time.
Running under the Teal banner, Ms Luke picked up more than 12 per cent of the first preferences.
The Greens Kashmir Miller picked up just over 7 per cent of first preferences, and One Nation's Donna Pike picked up 5 per cent.
Meanwhile, the result in neighbouring Richmond is still not officially decided.
The Greens Mandy Nolan has polled more primary votes than the incumbent Labor candidate Justine Elliot, but preferences were expected to flow to Ms Elliot.
Vote counting will resume on Monday.
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