FEDERAL ELECTION 2019: Landry declares win in Capricornia
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10.05PM: SENATOR Matthew Canavan has spoken out in support of Michelle Landry after she declared the seat of Capricornia in a historic third term win.
Speaking to the party faithful and media present at their LNP camp, Mr Canavan said the Member's efforts had been superhuman.
"I want to congratulate Michelle Landry on an absolute superhuman effort, and on creating history again by winning the seat for a third time for the Liberal National Party and increasing the margin as she has," he said.
Saying this election result shows a clear step away from the former Labor seat.
"The people have spoken here and this result tonight is a workers revolt in Central and North Queensland and those workers are no longer voting for the Labor party," he said.
"The Labor party used to stand for workers, and the Labor party was born here in Central Queensland in Barcaldine.
"Well tonight the workers of Central Queensland have deserted the Labor party that had deserted them."
Going on to thank Russell Robertson and all of the candidates that ran in the seat of Capricornia, Mr Canavan said the people of Capricornia were well represented.
"I want to thank Russell Robertson for standing," he said.
"It is a great honour to stand for Australian Parliament, and indeed I want to thank all the candidates who have stood for the seat of Capricornia."
9.17PM: MICHELLE Landry has declared herself the winner of Capricornia after taking an early lead in tonight's vote count.
In a landslide, historic win, the incumbent member has reclaimed the seat for a third term in a row.
Thanking her workers and the people of Capricornia, she said she was humbled by the win.
"I thought we might win, but I didn't think we'd smash it," she said.
8.55PM: WHILE he hasn't conceded just yet, Labor's candidate Russell Robertson has just congratulated his biggest opponent Michelle Landry.
8.35PM: THINGS are slightly more sombre at the Labor parties camp as Michelle Landry widens the gap between ALP and LNP.
Russell Robertson currently sits at 38.19 per cent of the votes, compared to Michelle Landry's 61.81 per cent.
8.30PM: MICHELLE Landry has told media "it is incredible what we can do when we work together" after she has surged ahead in the polls.
Celebrating the early results, it seems as though the current member will easily retain her seat.
If the member does retain her seat it would be a historic win for the LNP, with Ms Landry winning the seat in a landslide victory.
With 62.85 per cent of the votes so far in Capricornia, Miss Landry said it has been unbelievable watching the numbers come in.
"I've been in the fight of my life over the past three elections," she said.
"I've had very low margins and to be in the double figures tonight is incredible."
Senator Matt Canavan was with the incumbent member at the Criterion Hotel to celebrate the positive swing in the ALP's direction.
7.45PM: WHILE it may be too early to call it yet, things are feeling very positive at the LNP camp tonight.
Watching the results at the Criterion Hotel, Michelle Landry can be seen hugging friends and supporters and she jumps ahead in the early stages of the count.
6.45PM: IT'S been 45 minutes since the polls closed and results are starting to trickle in for Capricornia.
Michelle Landry has started off in front, with more than 100 votes.
One Nation's Wade Rothery follows behind her with 81 votes.
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6.25PM: UNITED Australia Candidate Lindsay Sturgeon has taken to social media to thank volunteers after a busy five week campaign.
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5.45PM: AS polling stations across the electorate start to wind down take a look back at how the candidates from the major parties spent their final day campaigning.
5.40PM: VOLUNTEERS continue to man the polling stations with just 20 minutes to go before the polls are closed and the voting begins.
4.45AM: THERE is just over one hour until polling booths across the country close, marking the end of the 2019 Federal Election campaign.
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3.20PM: IT seems that Gracemere may want to leave Flynn for Capricornia.
We sent a reporter to suss out which electorate the residents actually want to be a part of.
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2.20PM: RUSSELL Robertson has thanked volunteers working at Frenchville State School today.
It's stop five for the Labor candidate today as he makes his way around parts of the region in the final hours of election day.
1.35PM: CFMEU member and Change the Rules supporter Shane Barker says he thinks electronic voting is in our immediate future.
1.15PM: LABOR candidate Russell Robertson has placed his vote in the 2019 Federal Election.
After a busy morning campaigning on the coast before arriving back in Rockhampton, Mr Robertson stopped at Norman Gardens before arriving at Frenchville State School to place his vote.
1.05PM: INCUMBENT Member for Capricornia Michelle Landry says she is feeling confident as the election campaign falls into its final hours.
Speaking to media after placing her vote, she said she thinks a Morrison Government is the best thing for the country.
12.25PM: MICHELLE Landry has just voted.
Bringing her election day campaign to Rockhampton, the incumbent Member for Capricornia spoke with supporters and voters at Mount Archer State School before placing her vote.
Before heading to Mount Archer she made a quick stop at the Taste of The World Festival at the Rockhampton Showgrounds.
MIDDAY: GREENS candidate Paul Bambrick is out and about campaigning at polling stations today.
11.45AM: RUSSELL Robertson has brought his election day campaign train to Rockhampton.
Campaigning with State Member for Keppel, Brittany Lauga in Norman Gardens, Mr Robertson also took some time to enjoy a democracy sausage with his young daughter.
11.35AM: ONE Nation's Wade Rothery and Katter Australian Party's George Birkbeck are spending election day handing out flyers to voters at North Rockhampton State School.
Despite the lengthy build up to the big day, Mr Rothery said he slept well following a Broncos win last night.
Mr Birkbeck said he was glad election day was finally upon him.
He and his party had opted for how to vote cards with multiple directions to preference either ALP or LNP.
Mr Rothery and Mr Birkbeck will retire to the Birkbeck's residence to watch the count together over a few beers.
Just moments ago, Mr Rothery placed his vote.
10.40AM: Making his way towards Rockhampton, ALP candidate Russell Robertson has made a stop in Cawarral, speaking with voters and supporters at Cawarral State School.
10.15AM: ALP candidate Russell Robertson has moved his election day campaigning further down the coast after kicking off his campaigning at Taranganba State School.
Making a stop at Emu Park, Mr Robertson spoke with his supporters at polling booths.
9.05AM: BOTH candidates for the major parties have chosen to start off their election day campaigning on the Coast.
Both the incumbent LNP member, Michelle Landry, and the ALP candidate Russell Robertson have chosen to kick of their election day campaigning at Taranganba State School.
SATURDAY 8.20AM: AND we're off!
Polling stations across the region have opened this morning and already we are seeing long lines and full car parks.
At the Berserker State School polling station, one voter has said it is already hard to find a park and there are 40 people lined up waiting to vote.
One of the first people in the line is Ken Pointon from Koongal, who has set himself up outside the school to hand out leaflets for incumbent member, Michelle Landry.
"Michelle has done a lot for this area since she has been in," he said.
"She is a hard worker and she is always doing something."
SATURDAY 8.10AM: IF IT were a horse race, only the bravest of punters would dare put their money either ALP or LNP to take out the seat of Capricornia.
Ladbrokes odds showed the incumbent Michelle Landry neck-and-neck with her ALP foe Russell Robertson with both paying $1.85 if they take the seat.
Ladbrokes said there had not been enough betting to predict any sort of trends emerging in either Capricornia or Flynn.
However, the Ladbrokes spokesperson spilled the beans on who was attracting the bets in the two seats.
"The money is running 2-1 in favour of the Coalition who is a narrow favourite in Flynn $1.70 and equal favourite with the ALP in Capricornia at $1.85," he said.
He also noted there were some parties not attracting any bets at all.
"We have taken no money on the Greens or United Australia Party in either seat and a grand total of $18.50 on One Nation, so the money is very much with the major parties as the odds reflect," the spokesperson said.
Labor and the Coalition have both been betting favourites over the last two months but the gap has since closed to nil.
Flynn is showing LNP incumbent Ken O'Dowd as a tight favourite at $1.70 with Labor's Zac Beers close behind, paying $2.
Flynn's Ladbrokes markets had also posted both major party candidates as favourites over the last few weeks.
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