The candidates for Hinchinbrook (clockwise from top right) Peter Raffles (IND), Margaret Bell (ON), Lyle Burness (GRN), Nick Dametto (KAP), Paul Jacob (ALP) and Andrew Cripps (LNP).
The candidates for Hinchinbrook (clockwise from top right) Peter Raffles (IND), Margaret Bell (ON), Lyle Burness (GRN), Nick Dametto (KAP), Paul Jacob (ALP) and Andrew Cripps (LNP).

QLD election: Victory claimed in Hinchinbrook

A RESULT has been reached for the seat of Hinchinbrook.

Katter's Australian Party's Nick Dametto has won and is expected to declare victory at a press conference this afternoon.

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Preferences flows this morning have placed Mr Dametto on 14,320 votes compared to Andrew Cripps on 11,192.

There's only 2125 One Nation preferences left to count meaning it is impossible for KAP to lose the seat.

Labor's Mike Brunker has also conceded defeat in the Burdekin despite calling for a recount yesterday.


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