#QLDVotes: Gold Coast Labor candidate on verge of making history

The LNP’s stranglehold on the Gold Coast could finally be broken, by a woman ready to make history.

Meaghan Scanlon is in good form to take the seat of Gaven, as the only Labor MP in the region.

As of midday Sunday, the 24-year-old lawyer holds a minor lead over incumbent Sid Cramp.


If elected, Ms Scanlon will be the youngest ever female MP in State Parliament and told myGC she is honoured to lead the way and encourage more of her generation to get involved in politics.

“I hope to be a good role model for other women in politics, it’s a great space to be in today because we’re given these opportunities,” Ms Scanlon told myGC.

“I know that I stand on the shoulders of a lot of great women who fought to get these rights,” she said.

Scanlon promises to fight for issues concerning the working class no matter what outcome the election holds.

“A strong Labor voice on the Gold Coast is really important, and I’ll continue to fight for issues in my electorate.

“Infrastructure projects on the Gold Coast are really important, I know a lot of people are looking forward to at least 6 lanes from Brisbane to the border.”

Vote counting is still underway today, it could still be days until we have a definitive result.

Incumbent Gaven MP Sid Cramp was contacted by myGC but did not return our call.