KEPPEL DECIDES: Lauga edges closer to victory in vote count
UPDATE SUNDAY 11.20AM: A significant number of votes were counted this morning, providing a clearer picture of Keppel's election results.
With 21,977 votes now counted (59.31 per cent), Labor's incumbent candidate Brittany Lauga is on track for victory, with 44.48 per cent of the primary vote (9,467 votes).
The LNP's Adrian de Groot is in second place with 30 per cent of the vote (6,385 votes) followed by One Nation's Wade Rothery with 16.43 per cent (3,496 votes).
They are followed by The Greens's Clancy Mullbrick (4.38 per cent), LCQ's Jimmy Dockery (2.59 per cent) and IMOP's Paula Ganfield (1.56 per cent).
UPDATE 10PM: COUNTING appears to have come to a standstill for the evening in Keppel, with 11,569 votes tallied.
With Brittany Lauga maintaining a solid lead, the Electoral Commission of Queensland has released its unofficial indicative count, with Ms Lauga at 56.75 per cent ahead of the LNPs Adrian de Groot on 43.25 per cent.
Check back at this site tomorrow morning for more coverage.
UPDATE 9PM: MORE than 11,500 votes have been counted in the Keppel electorate so far and Brittany Lauga has maintained a solid lead on all candidates.
Of the 11, 569 votes counted, Ms Lauga has secured 45.67 per cent ahead of Adrian de Groot on 28.53 per cent.
UPDATE 8.20PM: ADRIAN de Groot has clawed back a slight percentage of the vote, with 27.15 per cent of the 10,060 votes counted.
But Brittany Lauga remains the clear leader on 45.98 per cent.
Wade Rothery has secured 15.87 per cent so far.
UPDATE 7.45PM: BRITTANY Lauga has extended her lead in the race for the seat of Keppel.
With 7048 votes counted, the Labor MP has 45.61 per cent of the vote, ahead of the LNP's de Groot on 25.68 per cent and One Nation's Rothery on 16.99 per cent.
The rest of the candidates are as follows: Clancy Mullbrick (The Greens) 5.33 per cent, Jimmy Dockery (Legalise Cannabis Queensland) 3.82 per cent, Paula Ganfield (IMOP) 1.73 per cent and Nikki Smeltz (Palmer United Party) 0.85 per cent.
INITIAL: THE RACE for the seat of Keppel is officially underway, with thousands of votes already counted.
Incumbent Labor MP Brittany Lauga has secured an early lead.
At 7.20pm, 4941 votes had been counted in the Keppel electorate, and Labor's Ms Lauga was off to a quick start 43.74 per cent of the vote ahead of the LNP's Adrian de Groot with 26.10 per cent and One Nation's Wade Rothery on 17.72 per cent.