LNP candidate Llew O'Brien with his wife Sharon and their family and supporters.
LNP candidate Llew O'Brien with his wife Sharon and their family and supporters. Alistair Brightman

O'Brien wins Wide Bay easily with 4.43% swing

LIVE: Shock result looms as election turned on its head

 

 

Llew O'Brien and his family celebrating his hold on Wide Bay. Mr O'Brien leads the count on about 43 per cent.
Llew O'Brien and his family celebrating his hold on Wide Bay. Mr O'Brien leads the count on about 43 per cent. Alistair Brightman

READ MORE: O'Brien 'quietly confident' of re-election

INCUMBENT Member for Wide Bay Llew O'Brien has claimed victory against Jason Scanes in the 2019 Federal Election.   

The Australian Electoral Commission reported Mr O'Brien had polled 35,526 votes, or 46.60 per cent, as of last night with a 2.74 percent swing in the first preference count.    

In a reflection of the result in Queensland, the Liberal National Party's Llew O'Brien had a 4.43 percent swing in the two party preferred count. Mr O'Brien holds a 62.62 percent advantage over Scanes (37.38 percent). 

He leads Labor's Jason Scanes, One Nation's Aaron Vico and Daniel Bryar of The Greens with 61 of 66 polling places returned and 74.52 per cent of votes counted last night.   

Gympie election -
Gympie election - Troy Jegers
Gympie Times


HIGHLIGHTS: Sunshine Coast school rugby finals' best plays

premium_icon HIGHLIGHTS: Sunshine Coast school rugby finals' best plays

Check out the best plays from four games at Sunshine Coast Stadium.

HELP: Connecting Gympie's generosity with those needing help

premium_icon HELP: Connecting Gympie's generosity with those needing help

Anyone can have an emergency and help is at hand

IT IS ON: Gympie has a bone to pick with Nambour

premium_icon IT IS ON: Gympie has a bone to pick with Nambour

It will be a strong battle and the best bunch of mates will win