VOTING CONTINUES: Liberal National Party candidate for Callide Colin Boyce doesn't believe it's over just yet.
VOTING CONTINUES: Liberal National Party candidate for Callide Colin Boyce doesn't believe it's over just yet. Tegan Annett

Fight for Callide is not over yet : LNP Colin Boyce

THE race for Callide is up for grabs between One Nation, the Australian Labor Party and the Liberal National Party as voting continues this afternoon by the Electoral Commission of Queensland (ECQ).

With the Labor party expected to form majority government, the fight could prove difficult between all candidates.

Callide candidate for LNP Colin Boyce said he's not celebrating just yet.

"It will be difficult to deliver in opposition but this is what the people of Queensland did not understand so it will be quite challenging,” Mr Boyce said.

"This campaign was never a given, it is what it is and it's not over yet til we get the official votes counted.

In Calliope, Callide candidate for ALP Darren Blackwood recorded a huge popularity boost with 725 votes, ahead of One Nations Sharon Lohse on 401 votes.

According to the ECQ, LNP's Colin Boyce is leading the voting count on 5,744 votes, a 31.24% rate.

Following closely behind is One Nations' candidate Sharon Lohse on 4,745, a 25.99% rate.

Callide candidate for ALP Darren Blackwood is currently on 4188 votes, 22.94%.

So far there have been more than 665 informal votes in comparison to 18,257 formal votes.

As of 4:30PM on Monday November 27 only 57 booths out of 169 have been counted.

It could take another few days until an official verdict is reached for Callide.


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