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Australia Queensland election: Annastacia Palaszczuk and Labor on track to win

12:20  31 october  2020
12:20  31 october  2020 Source:   dailymail.co.uk

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Annastacia Palaszczuk, Annastacia Palaszczuk, Deb Frecklington MP that are looking at the camera: MailOnline logo © Provided by Daily Mail MailOnline logo

Annastacia Palaszczuk is on track to claim a comfortable election victory but the result could be delayed after 20 booths stopped the vote count because of storms.

With polls now closed, Queensland's Labor Premier is set to make history as Australia's first-ever female political leader to triumph at three elections, thanks to the support of retirees worried about COVID-19 in the state's south-east.

Adding to the drama, Sky News reports 20 booths have been closed because of storms.

Older Queenslanders worried about coronavirus appear to be backing Labor's border closure with the government having a massive 13 per cent primary vote swing to it in the Bribie Island seat of Pumicestone north of Brisbane.

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Facing an election on Saturday, Queensland Labor Premier Annastacia Pałaszczuk has been claiming her opponents would have left her state vulnerable to a second wave like Victoria's by The Liberal National Party would have to win some nine seats in net terms for majority government.

Annastacia Palaszczuk Labor . The 2020 Queensland state election is scheduled to be held on Saturday 31 October 2020 to elect the 57th Parliament of Queensland . At the 2017 election , Labor won majority with 48 of 93 seats and formed government in the 56th Queensland Parliament.

Early counting also showed Labor ahead in the Sunshine Coast seat of Caloundra, which the ALP has never held before, and in the Gold Coast electorate of Currumbin on the Queensland-New South Wales border.

Former Liberal National Party premier Campbell Newman told Sky News Opposition Leader Deb Frecklington was unlikely to win tonight's election and could even be vulnerable in its heartland.

Annastacia Palaszczuk holding a cell phone: Annastacia Palaszczuk's likely election win tonight would give her a mandate to keep Queensland closed to Sydney and Melbourne to contain coronavirus © Provided by Daily Mail Annastacia Palaszczuk's likely election win tonight would give her a mandate to keep Queensland closed to Sydney and Melbourne to contain coronavirus

'Take the Gold Coast - Currumbin might be under threat tonight,' he said.

The ABC projecting a 4.6 per cent swing towards it in Currumbin where former LNP member Jann Stuckey's husband Richard Stuckey running as an independent and preferencing Labor.

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Federal Liberal Industry Minister Karen Andrews, who holds a Gold Coast seat, said older voters who don't normally vote Labor backed Ms Palaszczuk's border closure.

Seats to watch

Pumicestone, covering Bribie Island north of Brisbane: LNP 0.8 per cent

Townsville: Labor 0.4 per cent

Mundingburra: Labor 1.1 per cent

South Brisbane: Labor 3.6 per cent where former deputy premier Jackie Trad faces strong Greens challenge

Caloundra, Sunshine Coast: LNP 3.4 per cent

'The older demographic are feeling safe with the borders closed and they may have swung to Annastacia Palaszczuk,' she told the ABC.

'Annastacia Palaszczuk has picked up some reward for the way she has dealt with the health issue and that was front of mind for many people.'

ABC election analyst Antony Green had a 4.9 per cent two-party swing to Labor in Caloundra, where former LNP minister Mark McArdle is retiring.

Queensland Labor senator Murray Watt said Labor was targeting Caloundra which has 'a very big retiree community'.

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The ABC had Labor getting a 13 per cent primary vote swing to it in the ultra-marginal LNP seat of Pumicestone, translating into a 9.1 per cent two-party swing.

Former Labor powerbroker Graham Richardson said Ms Palaszczuk was likely to win a majority in her own right in the 93-seat Parliament.

'I think she's going to bolt in. This is going to be a very good win for her,' he told Sky News.

A victory tonight would make Ms Palaszczuk the first Queensland premier to win a third straight term since Peter Beattie in 2004.

Former Labor deputy premier, however, is in serious danger of losing her inner-city South Brisbane electorate to the Greens with the ABC projecting a 6.7 per cent swing to them.

Former LNP leader and treasurer Tim Nicholls is also in trouble in his Brisbane inner-north seat of Clayfield, with the ABC showing a 2.9 per cent swing to Labor with Greens preferences.

Labor has campaigned strongly on the border closure but as Sunshine State voters went to the polls, neighbouring NSW recorded just one locally-acquired case of COVID-19.

The Opposition Liberal National Party, however, is polling better in Townsville than the state's south-east corner with a two per cent swing to it in that north Queensland seat.

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Labor is attempting to win a third successive term in Queensland , where the party has lost just one state election since 1989. Labor is building a presidential-style campaign around Palaszczuk and her leadership. The premier’s rhetoric has also become increasingly parochial: putting “ Queensland

The 2017 Queensland state election was held on 25 November 2017 to elect all 93 members of the Legislative Assembly of Queensland , the unicameral Parliament of The first-term incumbent Labor government, led by Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk , won a second term in government.

Labor, however, has had swings to it in the marginal seats of Mundingburra and Thuringowa.

Annastacia Palaszczuk et al. posing for the camera: The Labor Premier is set to make history as the first-ever female political leader to triumph at three elections, thanks to the support of retirees worried about COVID-19 © Provided by Daily Mail The Labor Premier is set to make history as the first-ever female political leader to triumph at three elections, thanks to the support of retirees worried about COVID-19

Griffith University political lecturer Paul Williams, who is based in Brisbane, said older voters and retirees had backed Labor's border closure.

'That's the received wisdom that older Queenslanders may in fact be grateful that their premier has protected them,' he told Daily Mail Australia on Saturday.

'It won't be the most pivotal factor or demographic but it's one of several that may see a swing to Labor.'

Labor is also hoping to regain the ultra-marginal Liberal National Party-held retiree seat of Pumicestone, covering Bribie Island north of Brisbane

Saturday's Queensland election is also the first state poll conducted during the coronavirus pandemic and the first ever where both major party leaders are women.

Ms Freckington has largely backed Labor's border closure, apart from criticising the premier in September for stopping 26-year-old Canberra nurse Sarah Caisip from attending her father Bernard Prendergast's Brisbane funeral.

The LNP instead focused on its efforts on winning three marginal Labor-held seats in Townsville with a plan to fine parents $250 if their children, aged up to 17, were outside after 10pm. Kids under 15 would have to be inside by 8pm.

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Townsville, Mundingburra and Thuringowa are held on margins of 0.4 per cent, 1.1 per cent and 4.1 per cent.

Deb Frecklington MP standing in a field: Opposition Leader Deb Freckington has largely backed Labor's border closure, apart from criticising the premier in September for stopping 26-year-old Canberra nurse Sarah Caisip from attending her father Bernard Prendergast's Brisbane funeral © Provided by Daily Mail Opposition Leader Deb Freckington has largely backed Labor's border closure, apart from criticising the premier in September for stopping 26-year-old Canberra nurse Sarah Caisip from attending her father Bernard Prendergast's Brisbane funeral Read more

Palaszczuk ignored text from Berejiklian 'about reopening border' .
Gladys Berejiklian tried to contact Annastaszczuk Palaszczuk Sunday morning to congratulate her on the Queensland election to try to have 'that conversation' about the border.Gladys Berejiklian said she tried to contact Ms Palaszczuk Sunday morning to congratulate her on the Queensland election and to try to have 'that conversation' about the border.

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