Large swings in region
THE Liberal National Party has suffered swings above the national average in the seats of Flynn, Maranoa and Wide Bay.
In the seat of Flynn, which includes the North Burnett, a swing of -8.06% could cost the LNP victory.
LNP sitting member Ken O’Dowd was at last count trailing Labor’s Zac Beers on a two-party preferred basis, with his primary vote down 10.87% on the 2013 election.
The results in the North Burnett division do not however equate to those in the wider electorate.
Mr Beers garnered 1334 votes on a two-party preferred basis while 2554 people voted for Mr O’Dowd. That equates to a 34% to 66% split to the LNP.
The results were closest in the Eidsvold division where 116 people voted Labor and 136 people opted for the LNP, or 46% to 53% which is a 13.25% swing to the ALP.
The majority of North Burnett divisions produced about a 3% swing to the ALP on average, except for Mount Perry which delivered a 4.64% swing to the LNP, and Mundubbera, which produced a 0.67% swing to the LNP.
The largest gap in two-party preferred preferences occurred in Mulgildie with 18 people voting for Labor and 157 oping for the LNP, or 10.29% to 89.71%.
In the seat of Maranoa, the LNP suffered a 6.58% swing against the party on a two-party preferred basis.
The party’s primary vote was also down nearly 10% on the 2013 election.
Despite the swing, David Littleproud was returned with 65.7% on a two-party preferred count.
In the seat of Wide Bay, the LNP had a similar swing against it but the party secured 57.52% of the vote on a two-party preferred count, 5.64% less than the 2013 election. The LNP primary vote was down 5.24% in Wide Bay.
In Wide Bay, Maranoa and Flynn the One Nation party claimed between 10-20% of the vote.
Across Australia, the Liberal/National coalition suffered a swing against it of 3.72%.