#QLDVotes Labor claims its 48th seat, however LNP is yet to concede

#QLDVotes Labor claims its 48th seat, however LNP is yet to concede

Labor could finally claim victory in the Queensland election on Friday, nearly two weeks after voters went to the polls.

The win in Townsville means Labor can now claim to be on track to win 48 seats, a two-seat majority in the new 93-seat Queensland parliament.

Scott Stewart, pictured with Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk, is set to claim Townsville for Labor.

Attention now turns to the make-up of the Palaszczuk government in its second term, with Ms Palaszczuk understood to have been working on her cabinet while waiting for the vote count to conclude.

This morning Opposition Leader Tim Nicholls called Ms Palaszczuk to concede and wish her well for the future.

Treasurer Curtis Pitt is expected to be on the chopping block and could be offered the Speaker's role.

Former Liberal National Party leader John-Paul Langbroek has announced he will run against current deputy Deb Frecklington for the party's top job. "I will not be seeking to continue as Leader of the LNP", he said in a statement.

Whilst the people of Clayfield re-elected Nicholls for a fifth term, he has declared he won't be seeking to lead the party again.

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