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NSW upper house: Jeremy Buckingham back, Latham to return, Nile gone and LDP wins its first NSW seat

Results in the state's legislative council have now been confirmed.

The NSW Electoral Commission has announced the results in the state's upper house, with several minor parties winning seats in the state parliament for the first time.

Former Greens MP Jeremy Buckingham will return to the state parliament for the Legalise Cannabis Party, while John Ruddick has won a seat for the Liberal Democrats.

It's the first time either of the parties have won a seat in the NSW parliament.

After resigning halfway through his term, Mark Latham will return after winning a seat for One Nation at this election. His old seat will be filled by ex-Labor MP Tania Mihailuk, who was second on the party's ticket this year.

Following controversies that saw all 3 of their lower house MPs quit, later to be re-elected as independents, Shooters, Fishers and Farmers leader Robert Borsak will win despite a swing away from the party.

The Animal Justice Party will be down one seat with none of its candidates elected. Mark Pearson was retiring at this election, while Emma Hurst's term doesn't expire for another 4 years.

Ex-Christian Democrat Fred Nile, running for the unregistered Revive Australia Party, won't be returning. He was first elected in 1981.

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