Hume votes: Incumbent Liberal MP Angus Taylor to retain his seat

Angus Taylor voting at Goulburn Scout Hall polling booth early on saturday morning.
Angus Taylor voting at Goulburn Scout Hall polling booth early on saturday morning.

Angus Taylor is the Hume MP once again, securing a strong victory in the electorate.

Energy Minister Mr Taylor, who has held the seat since 2013, returned favourable results at every stage of the count tonight.

Mr Taylor has increased the Coalition's swing by 2.5 per cent per cent, just before 9pm on Saturday, May 18.

It is a comfortable victory for the Liberal member, with the Australian Electoral Commission's projected two-candidate preferred vote at 62.69 per cent over the Labor Party's Aoife Champion. The figures are based on the results from 54 of 68 booths (not including pre-poll votes), which is 44.24 per cent of the total vote.

Labor candidate Aoife Champion at the Elizabeth Macarthur High School polling station in Narellan Vale. Picture: Chris Lane

Labor candidate Aoife Champion at the Elizabeth Macarthur High School polling station in Narellan Vale. Picture: Chris Lane

Hume voters flocked in their thousands to polling booths across Camden, Wollondilly and the rest of the electorate today to cast their vote in the federal election.

Mr Taylor eclipsed the other six candidates for the seat which covers half of Camden, all of Wollondilly and continues down to Goulburn.

His competitors were Ms Champion, Independent Huw Kingston, Greens' David Powell, United Australia Party's Lynda Abdo, Anning Conservative National Tanya Hargraves and Christian Democrat Ian Nebauer.

Independent Huw Kingston handing out campaign material at Goulburn's Wesley Centre booth with supporter, Mhairi Fraser.

Independent Huw Kingston handing out campaign material at Goulburn's Wesley Centre booth with supporter, Mhairi Fraser.

Ms Champion received the next biggest slice of votes behind Mr Taylor, with just over 25 per cent of the first preference count.

Independent Mr Kingston was next, picking up just over five per cent of the vote.

They were followed by Mr Powell, Ms Abdo, Ms Hargraves and Mr Nebauer, respectively.