Opposition leader Deb Frecklington has conceded defeat but maintains she wants to stay at the helm of the TNL

Ms Frecklington congratulated Annastacia Palaszczuk and thanked her own team, admitting that “now is not the time”

“Today I may not agree with the Prime Minister most of the time, but I respect her as an opponent and as the head of our state But above all I respect the voters from Queensland And we are so privileged to live in this democracy

“Now the people of Queensland have made their decision, and I thank each of them for voting and supporting our democracy This decision is respected by the National Liberal Party And I am so proud of the campaign we waged

Ms Frecklington told supporters the LNP presented a positive plan, but it was not enough

“But ladies and gentlemen, Queensland still needs a plan We are in the midst of an economic crisis and it is far from over So in the interests of Queensland I urge the Prime Minister, I urge the Prime Minister, to take action to grow our economy and create jobs in this state I urge the Prime Minister to support our most important industries and I urge the Prime Minister to support the regions “

“Now I promise that the National Liberal Party will continue to play its role in our democracy And I will continue to play my role in the National Liberal Party and I will continue to be the leader of this great party

“From now on, the TNL will continue to hold the Palaszczuk government to account We will speak out for those who have been forgotten and left behind We will fight for the families of this great state because families matter more than anything”

“Most importantly, may I pay tribute to the people of Queensland It has not been an easy year for many people For many people in Queensland I know this year has been unbelievably difficult It has been difficult not being able to see your family and friends in other states, or even all over the world, because we were in the middle of a global pandemic But here in Queensland we have all stayed strong and united,
and together we are at the peak of the pandemic, and if we continue to work together we will remain strong, ”said Ms Palaszczuk

“This year has been difficult because of COVID Many, many people have lost their jobs through no fault of their own. I know during this election there are a lot of people in Queensland who voted for the whole first time at Labor Party Thank you from the bottom of my heart and I will pay you that respect every day

It’s been hard There have been people who have, for example, elderly care who have not been able to go out and do their normal things and see their families We have had people in hospitals who have been sick and who couldn’t see their friends and family also COVID has taken incredible toll

But the Queenslanders resisted We kept the Queenslanders safe And I want to thank the Queenslanders for the work you have done I am honored and – deeply honored that I am the Prime Minister of this great state and that you have placed your trust in me for the next four years

He says it remains to be seen whether the Labor Party will be able to secure the 47 seats required to form the government or whether it will be forced to negotiate with minor parties, which Annastacia Palaszczuk has said she will not do. not

But according to current projections, Labor should end up with 50 seats in parliament

UPDATE @ 840PM | Pre-ballot and postal votes are set to decide a number of seats on the Gold Coast

At Burleigh headquarters with 34% of the vote counted, Wayne Bartholomew of the Labor Party is narrowly ahead of Michael Hart of the LNP

While M Hart leads on the first preferences, M Bartholomew has the thinnest of leads after preferences, 501% to 499%

Kaylee Campradt of Labor nudged the Currumbin headquarters with 34% of the vote counted there

LNP’s Mark Boothman advanced to Thoedore, but next door in Coomera’s seat, LNP’s Michael Crandon is now closely following Labor candidate Chris Johnson

Even the race for Southport has tightened with LNP MP sitting Rob Molhoek on 518% to Susie Gallagher of Labor on 482%

The LNP has failed to breach must-see seats statewide and struggles to stick with others, including on the Gold Coast

The LNP is now right in front of Currumbin and right in front of Coomera but lagging behind Burleigh and Theodore

LNP will retain headquarters at Bonney, Broadwater, Mermaid Beach, Mudgeeraba, Southport and Surfers Paradise

Meaghan Scanlon of Labor will cling to Gaven’s seat after seeing a 45% swing towards her

Elsewhere in the state, Labor is expected to retain all of its Townsville seats in Cairns, seats the LNP needed to win if it had a chance to win the election

The LNP is also set to lose the seat in Caloundra while former Deputy Prime Minister Jackie Trad will lose his seat in South Brisbane to the Greens

As it stands, Labor with 39 seats, LNP 13, Katter 3’s Australian Party, Greens 2, One Nation 1 and Independent 1 with 28 seats still uncertain

UPDATE @ 730PM | LNP struggles in Theodore’s North Gold Coast headquarters

With just under 9% of the vote counted, Labor has 406% of the first preferential vote, a swing of 92%

M Boothman has 386% of first preferential vote with Labor before Preferences 517% – 483%

UPDATE @ 715PM | Laura Gerber of the LNP remains positive despite early signs of trouble for incumbent Currumbin MP

With 166% of the votes counted, Mrs Gerber has 378% of the first preferential vote with Kaylee Campradt of the ALP on 349%

“It’s very tight It’s marginal and every vote will count I’m excited I had a great day I worked hard considering it was 100% left nothing in the reservoir, ”Ms. Gerber told ABC

“Everyone was affected by it So most of the Currumbin community got really involved politically because of it, and they saw the politics at play on the border

“For this reason, they understood that this border does not actually protect anyone, that it is being used as a political tool by the Labor Party in a re-election campaign And that was really, really worrying for the people of Currumbin “

UPDATE @ 655PM | Labor jumped out of the blocks in Burleigh headquarters

With 37% of the vote counted, Wayne “Rabbit” Bartholomew has 36% of the first preferential vote with sitting LNP MP Michael Hart with 325%

With 28% of the votes counted, the LNP has 491% of the first preferential vote compared to Labor Ash Borg with 343%

UPDATE @ 645PM | The first results for the crucial Gold Coast headquarters of Currumbin have started to filter

With 34% of the votes counted, Laura Gerber of the LNP has 3,543% of the first preferential vote with Kaylee Campradt of the Labor Party holding 3216%

The Greens’s Peter Burgoyne got just under 15% of the first preference vote, with Independent Richard Stuckey 5%, One Nation 44% and Anna Palmer 22%

This is a start 46% turn to Labor, which would see them take the seat if it continues

EARLIER @ 600PM | Polls just closed in Queensland in what is considered the most important election in a generation

Only a third of voters were due to turn up on election day with around 12 million people voting early

The count will now start with the first significant results which should filter out within the hour

The magic number is 47 This is the number of seats required to form a majority government Currently Labor has 48, LNP 38, Australia’s Katter party three, while One Nation, Greens, North Queensland First and independent Sandy Bolton each hold one seat

If replicated statewide it would result in a very small shift to Labor that would allow it to win a third term and keep the majority government

But with different parts of the state hit by different issues, most experts predict the outcome will be close and a suspended parliament the most likely outcome

2020 Election Results

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