Queensland Election Wrap Up

While votes will continue to be counted in coming days following the Queensland election and a number of seats remain on a knife edge, what is clear is that both Young LNP members and EDO participants right across Queensland have helped to make a critical difference in many key seats.

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Queensland Election - Mirani

Arriving on Wednesday of the first week of prepoll and seeing One Nation signs on the way from the airport, showed me the different political climate I was in from my usual Sydney experiences. The seat I have been working on is the Mackay seat of Mirani, for LNP candidate Kerry Latter. Our main two challenges have been the incumbent Jim Pearce of the ALP and One Nation’s Stephen Andrew. 
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Queensland - Fear and Loathing on the Campaign Trail

Move around in political circles long enough and eventually you’ll hear a famous saying popularised by former US House Speaker Tip O’Neill: “All politics is local”. The Tipster’s famous insight has been repeated so many time it’s assumed something like the status of a truism. But there’s evidence its wisdom may be beginning to wear thin. Increasingly, as the growth of mass media has put the parliamentary leader and national or statewide issues into ever-closer contact with voters, the importance of the local member as a medium of exchange has been diminished.

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Queensland Election - Toowoomba North

We’ve been fortunate enough to spend the week right in the middle of the action in Toowoomba North (LNP, 1.6%). The sitting MP, Trevor Watts, has generously hosted us at his house, in what has shaped up to be an exciting yet very busy week.

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