[abc] The Independent candidate for the Tasmanian seat of Denison has thrown his support behind Labor's National Broadband Network.
Andrew Wilkie is due to meet the Prime Minister Julia Gillard and the Opposition Leader Tony Abbott in the coming days.
He has a lead of almost 1,200 votes over the ALP' Denison candidate and is likely to win the formerly safe Labor seat.
In an interview with the ABC's Stateline program, Mr Wilkie said he backed Labor on broadband but did not necessarily support the party on other issues.
"I'm a strong believer in the National Broadband Network as advocated and being built by the Labor Party. On that particular issue I favour the Labor Party's position," he said.
The full interview with Mr Wilkie can be heard on ABC1's Stateline program tonight at 7:30pm.
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