Former shire councillor Mark Buttigieg gets NSW Upper House seat as final election results confirmed

Mark Buttigieg (red t-shirt) campaigning in Engadine for a NSW Upper House seat with Labor candidate for Heathcote, Maryanne Stuart and former NSW Leader of the Opposition Michael Daley. Picture: AAP
Mark Buttigieg (red t-shirt) campaigning in Engadine for a NSW Upper House seat with Labor candidate for Heathcote, Maryanne Stuart and former NSW Leader of the Opposition Michael Daley. Picture: AAP

The NSW Electoral Commission's final count for the Upper House has revealed that former Sutherland Shire Councillor Mark Buttigieg will enter the NSW Parliament as an MP.

Electrical Trade Union organiser won Labor's seventh seat in the NSW Upper House.

The Coalition won eight seats, two each for the Greens and One Nation, and one each for the Shooters, Fishers and Farmers Party and Animal Justice Party.

The Animal Justice Party's Emma Hurst was the surprise winner, securing an Upper House seat on preferences.

It is likely the Sydney-born animal advocate party will side with the two Greens MPs in an unofficial progressive voting bloc.

Fred Nile's Christian Democratic Party failed to secure a seat - although he was not up for election this time and will now be the party's only Upper House representative.