The Liberals went into the by-election with a margin of 6.9 per cent.
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A loss in Bega would push the Perrottet government further into minority and would force it to rely more heavily on the votes of independent or minor party MPs.
Labor also looks set to retain Strathfield, while the Nationals are on track to hold former deputy premier John Barilaro’s seat of Monaro despite a swing of more than six per cent.
Premier Dominic Perrottet applauded his party’s “phenomenal” results despite the big swings against the government in early countingThe insistence of pursuin, including an 18 per cent swing in Willoughby against the Liberals’ Tim James.