Silence of Lamb hailed as one of five key Coalition wins
THE decision of the Coast's nearest southern neighbours has been hailed as one of the turning points that delivered an unlikely Coalition win.
Voters in the seat of Longman, which covers Caboolture and Bribie Island, dumped Labor MP Susan Lamb, below, for LNP candidate Terry Young.
By Sunday afternoon he was predicted to claim the seat with a swing of almost four per cent towards him, after preferences.
The result was identified as one of five key results across the country that helped deliver Scott Morrison a win many had declared impossible.
The ALP won Longman in 2016, when Susan Lamb unseated Assistant Innovation Minister and loyal Malcolm Turnbull supporter Wyatt Roy.
Mr Roy had been the youngest person ever elected to Australian Parliament.
Ms Lamb won the seat again in a by-election last year, after being ruled ineligible to sit due to dual citizenship.
But Mr Young, on the back of preferences from One Nation candidate Matthew Thomson, who'd picked up 13 per cent of the primary vote, swept Ms Lamb aside in a night of bloodshed for the ALP in Queensland.
It was considered one of the key dominoes to fall in the northern rout, along with the seats of Braddon (Tasmania), Herbert (Queensland), Bass (Tasmania) and Macquarie (New South Wales).