Di Thorley launches her campaign for South Toowoomba, (election July 16). Former Mayor, Di is running as an independent. June 21, 2016
Di Thorley launches her campaign for South Toowoomba, (election July 16). Former Mayor, Di is running as an independent. June 21, 2016 Bev Lacey

Family tragedy delays Toowoomba South outcome

BREAKING: Counting for the hotly contested Toowoomba South seat continues as one of the two front runners comes to grips with a family tragedy.

Independent Di Thorley, who secured more than 35 per cent of the primary vote in the Saturday by-election, refused to concede the seat, turning her attentions to her father who suffered a heart attack at the weekend.

A spokeswoman for Ms Thorley declined to comment today when contacted by The Chronicle.

A statement is expected tomorrow as counting continues and the LNP's David Janetzki increases his lead in the battleground seat.

With more than 82% of the Toowoomba South roll counted, Mr Janetzki has lengthened his lead over Ms Thorley by 3100 votes.


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