The busiest booth in the Gladstone area all day was at Clinton State School. Picture: Rodney Stevens
The busiest booth in the Gladstone area all day was at Clinton State School. Picture: Rodney Stevens

Queensland Election 2020: Gladstone elects

UPDATE: LABOR’S victory declaration comes after 80.13 per-cent of the votes were counted for Gladstone.

Gladstone has an enrollment of 33,589 voters and at 10.19pm, 26914 votes were counted.

In the 2017 election, 27,844 votes were lodged.

LNP candidate Ron Harding secured 15.33 per-cent of the vote, while One Nation’s Kevin Jorgensen received 12.23 per-cent.

Independent Murray Peterson received 3.83 per-cent of the vote and the Green’s Emma Eastaughffe 3.31 per-cent.

UPDATE: LABOR’SGlenn Butcher has declared victory in Gladstone.

With 63.43 per-cent of the vote from 12672 votes counted, Mr Butcher has secured 7785 votes.

The LNP’s Ron Harding is sitting second so far on 15.43 per-cent and One Nation’s Kevin Jorgensen third on 13.31 per-cent.

UPDATE: ALMOST half of the votes have been counted in Gladstone and Labor’s Glenn Butcher holds a solid lead on 63.43 per-cent.

LNP candidate Ron Harding is sitting on 15.43 per-cent and One Nation’s Kevin Jorgensen on 13.31 per-cent.

Independent Murray Peterson has dropped behind the Green’s Emma Eastaughffe by one vote with 3.91 per-cent and 3.92 per-cent respectively.

Of the 12672 votes counted so far, 96.86 per-cent are formal votes which will count to the final tally and 3.14 per-cent are informal.

UPDATE: ABOUT one-third of the votes are now counted in Gladstone and Labor’s Glenn Butcher has a clear lead with 64.41 per-cent from 9431 ballots.

The LNP’s Ron Harding is sitting on 14.75 per-cent of the vote and One Nation’s Kevin Jorgensen has secured 12.35 per-cent.

Independent Murray Peterson has secured 4.37 per-cent of the vote and the Green’s Emma Eastaughffe 4.13 per-cent.

UPDATE: WITH 2539 votes counted in Gladstone Labor’s Glenn Butcher currently has 67.33 per-cent of the vote to LNP candidate Ron Harding’s 12.33 per-cent and One Nation’s Kevin Jorgensen with 10.98 per-cent.

UPDATE: LABOR’S Glenn Butcher has increased his lead after 2094 votes have been counted with more than 69 per-cent of the vote.

LNP candidate Ron Harding has secured 12.15 per-cent and One Nation’s Kevin Jorgensen 8.94 per-cent.

UPDATE: THE FIRST numbers are in for the seat of Gladstone and with 812 ballots counted Glenn Butcher has secured 61.1 per-cent of the vote to LNP candidate Ron Harding’s 17.11 per-cent and One Nation’s Kevin Jorgensen’s 12.44 per-cent.

INITIAL REPORT 6.15pm. THE BOOTHS in the seat of Gladstone for the Queensland Election 2020 have closed and counting has begun.

Early today incumbent member, Labor’s Glenn Butcher said he was hopeful of a good result and will be crossing his fingers.

The Observer will keep you up to date with the results as they come in from the booths.



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