Plenty of changes ahead with a new Government set to form in Queensland. So far the Australian Labor Party has 43 seats and the Liberal National Party has 39 seats. Here’s the summary locally with around 70% of votes counted across the following electorates at the time of publishing.
CHATSWORTH – remains LNP
Steve Minnikin MP has retained the seat of Chatsworth with a 11.4% swing to the ALP. Before preferences, Minnikin received 49.2% of the vote, ALP’s Paul Keene received 39.6% of the vote and the Greens’ Jarred Reilly received 8.4% of the vote.
BULIMBA – changes to ALP
Di Farmer has won the seat of Bulimba (which she lost in the 2012 election) from Aaron Dillaway. It’s a 6.8% swing to the ALP. Before preferences, Farmer has 48.2% of the vote and Dillaway has 41.9%. The Greens’ David Hale has received 9.9% of the vote.
GREENSLOPES – changes to ALP
Ian Kaye has lost his seat to Joe Kelly with a 7.3% swing away from the LNP. It was a close race, and, before preferences, Kaye is sitting at 41.7% of the vote and Kelly at 41.5% of the vote. The Greens’s Darren Ellis has received 14.5% of the vote.
MANSFIELD [update 2nd Feb, LNP now leading]
Many eyes are on this seat with it being too close to call at this stage. Ian Walker MP is the sitting LNP member. There’s a 11.2% swing to the ALP with their candidate Adam Obeid slightly ahead after preferences. Before preferences LNP’s Ian Walker has received 46.4% of the vote, Obeid has received 41.3% of the vote and the Greens’ Nick Jelicic has received 9.5% of the vote.