The three local LNP candidates all look to have secured their seats … although the battle in Flynn is much closer

May 21, 2022

Prime Minister Scott Morrison has conceded defeat and congratulated incoming PM Anthony Albanese.

In an address to a Liberal Party gathering in Sydney late on Saturday night, the PM said it had been a difficult night for Liberals and Nationals around the country.

Mr Morrison said he had spoken to the incoming Prime Minister Anthony Albanese.

Australians had delivered their verdict and he wished the incoming government all the best.

Mr Morrison said he would be handing over the leadership of the Liberals at the next party room meeting to ensure the party can be taken forward under new leadership.

However, he would continue in Parliament as the MP for Cook.

At 11:00pm on Saturday, the make-up of the new Labor Government remained unclear, with a number of seats too close to call.

However, the fate of the three electorates that cross the South Burnett look to have been decided.

NB: The figures below are from the official Australian Electoral Commission website at 11:30pm, Saturday.

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Maranoa

In Maranoa, LNP sitting member David Littleproud had secured a projected two-party preferred vote of more than 70 per cent, ahead of One Nation candidate Mike Kelly.

First Preference Votes (ballot paper order)

  • David Littleproud (LNP) – 36,881 primary votes, 54.32% total vote, swing -0.04%
  • Malcolm Richardson (Shooters, Fishers and Farmers) – 2645, 3.92%, +3.92%
  • Dave Kerrigan (ALP) – 10,833, 16.05%, -0.59%
  • Nathan McDonald (UAP) – 5040, 7.47%, +3.73%
  • Ellisa Parker (Qld Greens) – 3373, 5.00%, +1.54%
  • Mike Kelly (One Nation) – 8166, 12.10%, -2.98%
  • Brett Tunbridge (AFP) – 778, 1.15%, +1.15%

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Flynn

In Flynn, the battle between newcomer Colin Boyce (LNP) – the former LNP member for the State seat of Callide who put up his hand after sitting LNP member Ken O’Dowd announced his retirement – and Gladstone mayor Matt Burnett (ALP) was much closer.

However, the Australian Electoral Commission’s projected two-party preferred vote had Boyce ahead with 53.31 per cent, from Burnett with 46.69 per cent:

First Preference Votes (ballot paper order)

  • Matt Burnett (ALP) – 23,773 primary votes, 36.40% total vote, swing +5.48%
  • Paul Bambrick (Qld Greens) – 2857, 4.37%, +1.41%
  • Carla Svendsen (GAP) – 1537, 2.35%, +2.35%
  • Sharon Lohse (One Nation) – 7549, 11.56%, -7.89%
  • Duncan Scott (Ind) – 2629, 4.08%, +2.47%
  • Tanya Wieden (UAP) – 4779, 7.32%, +3.31%
  • Colin Boyce (LNP) – 22,188, 33.97%, -1.89%

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Wide Bay

In Wide Bay, sitting LNP member Llew O’Brien had secured a clear lead on the two-party preferred vote with 61.87 per cent, ahead of Geoff Williams (ALP) with 38.13 per cent.

First Preference Votes (ballot paper order)

  • Kelli Jacobi (Ind) – 3297 primary votes, 4.51% total vote, swing +4.51%
  • Nathan Buckley (One Nation) – 7593, 10.39%, -0.46%
  • Tracy Bennett (UAP) – 3389, 4.64%, +1.07%
  • Craig Armstrong (Qld Greens) – 6784, 9.28%, -0.48%
  • Llew O’Brien (LNP) –  31,057, 42.48%, -4.20%
  • John Woodward (AFP) – 413, 0.56%, +0.56%
  • Tim Jerome (Ind) – 2129, 2.91%, -1.60%
  • Geoff Williams (ALP) – 15,708, 21.49%, -0.86%
  • Daniel Williams (AVP) – 1055, 1.44%, +1.44%
  • Andrea Newland (IMOP) – 1677, 2.29%, +2.29%

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