Good news for Queensland

Brisbane Times

Good news for Queensland:

The extent of Labor’s Queensland election rout has been confirmed, as the party turns its attention to preventing further shrinkage at the South Brisbane by-election later this month.

Labor’s Bulimba candidate Di Farmer conceded defeat to the Liberal National Party’s Aaron Dillaway on Friday, following a recount of votes in the eastern Brisbane electorate.

The Bulimba win gives the LNP 78 of the state’s 89 seats, leaving Labor with just seven MPs. Katter’s Australian Party will have two seats and there will be two independents.

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Labor leader Annastacia Palaszczuk acknowledged the result was a further blow.

“Di Farmer was a great local member, so we are obviously disappointed with the result,” she said in a statement.

“But we are determined to get on with the job of opposition.”

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