Busy period ahead for victorious MP

Dan Tehan spent time with his daughters Eleanor and Maya post election yesterday.

Liberal MP for Wannon Dan Tehan says he’ll have no chance for a rest after retaining his seat in the federal election.

“There’s no such thing as a rest in politics,” Mr Tehan said yesterday.

“Even today, there’s 160 text messages I need to respond to and a lot of emails.”

Preliminary results showed a swing towards Mr Tehan in the vote count, which he said reflected his commitment to working with the “wonderful communities” in the electorate.

“It’s very humbling to have been given the great honour of representing the electorate for another term of government,” he said.

Mr Tehan said the Liberal-Nationals coalition’s win nationally meant his election promises for the region could go ahead, including $3.5 million for a Headspace youth mental health service in Colac, and $140 million for roads in Wannon.

He said he was likely to retain his role as Australia’s Education Minister.

“Prime Minister Scott Morrison said during the campaign that I would stay on as Education Minister. Ultimately that’s a decision for him.

“Absolutely I’m happy to serve wherever the Prime Minister wants me to.”

Mr Tehan said he would head to Canberra “in the next couple of days” to meet with his colleagues and begin work for the next term of government.

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