FIONA SCOTT won Lindsay for the Liberal Party with nearly 53 per cent of the two-party preferred vote on election night.
Ms Scott improved on her vote at the 2010 poll with an overall swing of 3.3 per cent.
She thanked the voters of Lindsay and said it was a fantastic result after 18 months of hard campaigning throughout the electorate.
‘‘I spoke to Tony Abbott yesterday; one of the first things we want to do is rescind the carbon tax,’’ Fiona Scott said.
‘‘For Lindsay, we want to move to get funding, with the state government, for the WestConnex link from Penrith to the city.
‘‘We are also putting $35 million into the Jane Street extension and $15 million into the Cumberland Plain corridor for bushland regeneration.
‘‘The state government is also putting money into it; Stuart Ayres [the Penrith state MP] and I talked about it yesterday.’’
Ms Scott said it was a great honour to be the new member for Lindsay.
She said she would continue attending community forums to learn what her constituents’ concerns were.
‘‘We are accountable to the community and I want to make sure they know we haven’t gone away,’’ she said.