#QLDVotes: Labor one seat away from majority government

UPDATE @ December 1, 8.50am: LABOR is just one seat away from forming a majority government as counting continues following Saturday’s State election.

On Thursday night, Labor was on 46 seats, just one away from the 47 needed to form government.

It’s understood the Gold Coast seat of Gaven could be the answer, with the party hopeful the coast seat could get them over the line.


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The seats of Burdekin and Townsville are also on a knife’s edge, with the party less confident about securing victory in those electorates.

Additional reporting by Shanee Dobeson.

EARLIER @ November 27, 6.45am: Counting in the Queensland election will continue today, with a number of seats still undecided.

So far, various polling has the Labor party with 43 seats, four away from the 47 needed to form a majority government.

On the Gold Coast, the LNP has again dominated the polls, claiming an overwhelming majority in Broadwater (David Crisafulli), Surfers Paradise (John-Paul Langbroek) and Mudgeeraba (Ros Bates).

However, the coast’s new seat of Bonney still remains in doubt between Labor’s Rowan Holzberger and LNP’s Sam O’Connor.

Gaven also remains undecided between young Labor candidate Meaghan Scanlon and LNP’s Sid Cramp.

Across the Gold Coast:

Bonney:

LNP – 50.77%
ALP – 49.23%

Broadwater:

LNP – 68.05%
ALP – 31.95%

Burleigh:

LNP – 54.38%
ALP – 45.62%

Coomera:

LNP – 52.51%
ALP – 47.49%

Currumbin:

LNP – 52.49
ALP – 47.51%

Gaven:

LNP – 48.90%
ALP –  51.10%

Mermaid Beach:

LNP – 55.23%
ALP – 44.77%

Mudgeeraba:

LNP – 58.89%
ALP – 41.11%

Southport:

LNP – 55.79%
ALP – 44.21%

Surfers Paradise:

LNP – 68.78
ALP – 31.22%

For a full breakdown of information, please visit ecq.qld.gov.au.

Additional reporting by Shanee Dobeson.

EARLIER @ November 26, 7.30am: Queensland history books could be re-written, with Annastacia Palaszczuk likely to become the first female Premier to be returned to power.

But, don’t send them to print, just yet.

The Labor party has won 43 seats, with 47 needed to form a majority government, as counting continues following Saturday’s poll.

Ms Palaszczuk told her party faithful on Saturday night, she is confident the party will secure the necessary four seats.

“We will be able to form a majority Labor government, once all the votes are counted,” the Premier said.

Labor may have convinced the state they should be returned to power, but the Gold Coast looks to remain an LNP stronghold.

The Opposition has claimed an overwhelming majority in Broadwater (David Crisafulli), Surfers Paradise (John-Paul Langbroek) and Mudgeeraba (Ros Bates).

But the seat of Gaven is still in doubt. The two party preferred numbers show Labor candidate Meaghan Scanlon ahead of incumbent Sid Cramp by almost 2.5 percent.

If elected, Ms Scanlon will be the youngest woman in history in State Parliament, at just 24 years old.

Another electorate still under speculation is the new seat of Bonney, which could still go either way.

Other seats still in doubt across the state include Cook, Macalister, Hinchinbrook, Maiwar, Mirani, Noosa, Pumicestone, Rockhampton and Thuringowa.

 

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