The Greens succeeded in electing one member to every electorate. This election victory would help form the official party of today's Tasmanian Greens. Bob Brown topped the poll in Denison and was first member elected. Their primary vote of 17.1% was a record for Green movements and wouldn't be beaten until the 2002 Tasmanian election.
The Liberals determined to stay in government; tried to call a second election. Gray started a petition which attracted many signatures. Edmund Rouse attempted to bribe newly elected Labor member Jim Cox with $110,000 if he would cross the floor to support Gray instead of Field. Cox refused and reported the bribe to police. Rouse served 18 months in gaol and allegations surfaced that the Liberal party was involved. A later inquiry concluded there was no evidence Gray was connected to the bribe.
After the alliance was formed, the Greens joined with Labor to vote down the Liberals' choice for Speaker. Now realising he faced certain defeat on the floor of the legislature, Gray resigned and Michael Field became Premier.