Lawrence Springborg, the Leader of the Opposition in Queensland, has conceded defeat in the state election.
Springborg’s National Party regained three seats but the Labor government led by Peter Beattie was comfortably returned for a third term with its majority largely untouched.
The ALP polled 47.01% of the primary vote, a loss of 1.92%. It won 63 seats in the 89-seat Legislative Assembly.
The National Party polled 16.96%, an increase of 2.80%, and won 15 seats, an increase of 3. [Read more…]