LNP holds Currumbin as Labor concedes defeat in by-election

The LNP will retain the seat of Currumbin, with Labor conceding defeat following Saturday’s by-election.

Labor’s candidate Kaylee Campradt admits there’s now no way she get in front of the LNP’s Laura Gerber.

The latest count shows Ms Gerber leading 51.2 per cent to 48.8 per cent after preferences.


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The result shows a 2 per cent swing against the LNP.

“It’s been a really tough campaign and I just wanted to say thank you to everybody in the community for your sport, your encouragement, particular;y the friends and family who have been on this journey right from the very beginning,” Ms Campradt said in a video posted on Facebook.

“It’s been tough but i feel really, really proud of what we’ve done and the campaign that we ran.

“I’m a bit devastated, we nearly got there, it’s a really close result but I am conceding, I cannot get in front now.

Ms Campradt insists she will run again in the State election later this year, having already been pre-selected before the retirement of Jann Stuckey forced the by-election.

“This is my community and it’s always been my community.”

In a statement, Ms Gerber says it’s a privilege to have the support of the community.

“I would like to thank the people of Currumbin for backing the LNP’s plan to fix the M1, create more local jobs and get tough on crime.,” Ms Gerber said.

“I will fight hard for Currumbin and I will be straight to work tomorrow.”

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The amount of money the LNP and whoever did the yellow banners (Palmer?) spent of course was successful. The candidate who moved to the Gold Coast a year ago and only just joined the LNP had no clear or convincing policies – it just seemed to be force of finances. I don’t care about Labor, but we have had LNP for years and not much got done. Crime up. A shocking M1 from Burleigh to Tugun. No effective public transport. No bike paths to get anywhere . Rampant over-development. No environmental policy. All on the LNP’s watch in Currumbin. Why… Read more »

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Because we have a Labor State government. Simple as that.

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YEP exactly right