LNP tipped to come out on top for Callide
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 from Wowan acknowledged the uphill battle he would face, but stands firm on his policy.
“Being Independent is always hard,” he said.
BETTING ON IT: Member for Callide Jeff Seeney.