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Bitter blow for Malcolm Turnbull as Liberals fail to win any seats in five by-elections as Bill Shorten predicts ALP to form government after next general election

  • Labor candidate Justine Keay has retained her position in Braddon, Tasmania
  • Her win is the first result of the ‘Super Saturday’ by-elections to be announced
  • Susan Lamb won the …

Labor's candidate Susan Lamb (centre) polled strongly in early counting of the Longman votes and secured a swing of three per cent

Labor will retain the seats of Braddon and Longman after the bitter Super Saturday by-elections (pictured are Susan Lamb and Tanya Plibersek)

Ms Lamb has around 54 per cent of the two party preferred count ahead of Liberal's Mr Ruthenberg on 46 per cent

Labor supporters react to Ms Lamb's campaign success at Caboolture RSL club, north of Brisbane

LNP supporters gathered for the post election party only to be delivered the blow of Labor's success

Liberal National Party supporters at the LNP post election party in the electorate of Longman are reacting to the loss

Super Saturday results: Labor wins a bitter battle for the Tasmanian seat of Braddon after a tense campaign

Justine Keay said the stark difference between her campaign and the Liberal's came down to Labor being in touch with the needs of Tasmanians

Liberal candidate for Braddon, Brett Whiteley (pictured centre with Malcolm Turnbull), was trying to return to the seat he once held before he was ousted by Ms Keay in the 2016 general election

Ms Keay was forced out of parliament because of her dual citizenship

The Liberals campaigned heavily on job growth, while Labor wants to fix a health system they say is ailing

In the seat of Mayo, South Australia, Independant Rebekha Sharkie led a convincing win against opposition Georgina Downer

She held off calling her win, with Ms Downer conceding defeat and congratulating Sharkie on the win

With 74 per cent of the votes counted, Ms Sharkie retained her seat with a 58 per cent lead