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Recount returns Ogilvie

A familiar face is returning to Tasmania's parliament, but where she will sit in the lower house is the big question.

Labor's Scott Bacon quitting parliament brought on a recount for Clark, the winner Madeleine Ogilvie, previously serving as a Labor MP after being elected in 2014.

A lot of water's flowed under the bridge since last year's state election, where the 50 year old barrister parted ways with the party, tensions having built for some time.

Pivotal to the shape of power in the lower house now is whether Madeleine Ogilvie rejoins her former Labor team, or chooses to become the chamber's sole independent, potentially having significant sway over the machinations of government.

Former broadcaster Tim Cox came a close second in the recount.