A University of Tasmania political expert has predicted an&nbsp;ongoing blame game will prevail in&nbsp;the Coalition, following the loss of Liberal seats in Braddon, Bass and Lyons. Associate Professor&nbsp;Richard Herr said the strong rejection&nbsp;of Liberal leadership shown&nbsp;by Tasmanians at the federal election&nbsp;had&nbsp;come as a surprise, but the result was indicative of a lack of trust in&nbsp;the Coalition.&nbsp; He said that the election&nbsp;vote count&nbsp;could deepen tensions within the liberal party, who may only last one term in office.&nbsp; “If the government doesn’t survive it’s first term&nbsp;they will find scapegoats to blame for it –&nbsp;it’s already started,” he said.&nbsp; While votes are still being counted to determine the Senate Dr Herr said the priorities of Tasmanians had been made clear through support for Labor.&nbsp; “Tasmanians have always been particularly concerned&nbsp;about being able to pay for the basics such as health and education,” Mr&nbsp;Herr said.&nbsp;&nbsp; “The financial promises made under [Tony]&nbsp;Abbott were defaulted on in ways which were&nbsp;broadly perceived as unfair and this hit home.”&nbsp; Dr Herr said the loss of the state’s three Liberal seats &nbsp;could create a divide within the Tasmanian Liberals. “Will Hodgman is seen as a centrist leader and new Labor seats in the House of Representatives will see him tackle with&nbsp;the ultra-conservatives in his party,” he said. &nbsp; Dr Herr said&nbsp;if the Liberals stay in power, key election promises made by the Coalition would&nbsp;likely&nbsp;be delivered slowly, given the state’s&nbsp;swing to Labor.&nbsp; “Do you feel obliged to fulfil promises you made to people who said they didn’t like you?” he said.&nbsp; “We shouldn’t be surprised by a lack of urgency.”&nbsp; Dr Herr said if a hung Parliament was&nbsp;formed, parties would be likely to make informal agreements with minorities and independents.&nbsp; If a party leads with a slim majority, they may consider giving the speakership to a crossbencher, he said. “If it’s very close the speakership comes into play and you’d give the speakership to one of the crossbenchers to ensure at least a working majority.”&nbsp;&nbsp; Independent MHR&nbsp;Andrew Wilkie ruled out an interest in being Speaker.