New independent MP for North Sydney Kylea Tink on Saturday (Image: AAP/Bianca De Marchi)

The new member for North Sydney, Kylea Tink, is staying grounded despite the prospect of playing a major role in a minority Labor government.

"I've got no ideas of grandeur; I intend to be me and to be the voice of North Sydney -- I think the nation needs the voice of North Sydney," she tells Crikey.

Tink has just comprehensively beaten Liberal Trent Zimmerman, surprisingly comfortably in a seat that even ardent teal supporters didn't think might shift.