Odds say Seeney can’t lose

Central and North Burnett Times - - 2015 STATE ELECTION - Kea­gan Elder

THE odds are in for this Satur­day’s State Elec­tion, with both Sports­bet and Lad­brokes putting the Lib­eral Na­tional Party in front.

For Cal­lide, Sports­bet’s odds for the LNP to win the elec­tion un­der the lead­er­ship of Jeff Seeney stand at $1.02.

But Mr Seeney was far more con­cerned about the elec­tion than gambling odds.

“We are com­pletely fo­cused on the elec­tion and our strong plan for the econ­omy and cre­at­ing 209,000 new jobs for Queens­lan­ders,” he said.

“The polls show ev­ery vote on Satur­day will count and I urge res­i­dents to keep the rep­re­sen­ta­tion of coun­try towns and coun­try peo­ple strong in gov­ern­ment by vot­ing 1 for the LNP.”

Next favourite is John Bjelke-Petersen rep­re­sent­ing the Palmer United Party at $11, fol­lowed by Graeme Martin from the Aus­tralian La­bor Party at $21.

Mr Martin said the bet­ting odds were not rep­re­sen­ta­tive of the Cal­lide elec­torate.

“It’s six o’clock on a Satur­day night that I’m in­ter­ested,” he said.

“I don’t bet in any way, shape or form; I don’t have the money to spend.”

In­de­pen­dent Michael Hig­gin­son was left out of Sports­bet’s odds but still backs him­self.

“That’s in­ter­est­ing, the LNP at $1.02, I think the elec­tion will be a lot closer than they (Sports­bet) are say­ing,” he said.

While Lad­brokes haven’t bro­ken down their odds to each elec­torate, they have re­leased the odds for the over­all elec­tion out­come.

They have also put LNP at the top with $1.10, ALP next with $6 and any other party to win at $401.

Mr Hig­gin­son is de­ter­mined to go against th­ese odds.

“Peo­ple will tell you that it won’t work and that’s the big­gest mo­ti­va­tion you can have,” he said.

“I’m cer­tainly bet­ting on my­self, I’d like to put a dol­lar on. “It’s In­de­pen­dent’s Day! “I’m ab­so­lutely as­sured of get­ting one vote.”

Fel­low in­de­pen­dent Dun­can Scott fromWowan ac­knowl­edged the up­hill bat­tle he would face, but stands firm on his pol­icy.

“Be­ing In­de­pen­dent is al­ways hard,” he said.


BETS ARE ON: The book­ies are favour­ing Jeff Seeney to win Cal­lide this Satur­day.

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