Gold Coast remains LNP stronghold

More than 12-hours after polling booths closed, the leadership of Australia remains unclear, with both the Coalition and Labor refusing to admit defeat.

It could be days before we know who will hold the next term of government.

One Gold Coast seat also remains on a knifes-edge, with Forde incumbent Bert van Manen in danger of losing to Labor’s Des Hardman.


Hardman is currently leading with 50.13 per cent of the vote, two party preferred (2pp), to van Manen’s 49.87 per cent.

However, the rest of the Gold Coast remains a Liberal National stronghold.

Steven Ciobo has held on to the seat of Moncrieff (67.95%), despite a swing of 2.81 per cent again him in favour of Labor (2pp).

In Fadden, Stuart Robert came out on top, despite months of controversy.

Karen Andrews will remain the member for McPerson with 61.57 per cent of the vote so far.

And the Scenic Rim seat of Wright will continue to be represented by Scott Buchholz (59.43%).

Information gathered from the AEC website.