Newspaper article News Mail Bundaberg Qld.

Donaldson Pins Hopes on Preferences

Newspaper article News Mail Bundaberg Qld.

Donaldson Pins Hopes on Preferences

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Leah Kidd

Bundaberg count to date

Jack Dempsey (LNP)

41.56%

Leanne Donaldson (ALP) 39.93%

Robert Brown (PUP)

11.71%

Meg Anderson (GRN)

3.95%

Richard Freudenberg (IND) 2.84%

AS COUNTING continues for the seat of Bundaberg in the state election, the LNP's Jack Dempsey is ahead, but Labor's Leanne Donaldson is quietly confident.

An Electoral Commission spokesperson yesterday told the NewMail counting was ongoing.

"At the moment our offices are counting first preference votes in order to establish the order of candidates," the spokesperson said.

"The final distribution of preferences can only start when the final order of the candidates is known."

With 36 of Bundaberg's 42 polling booths now counted, Mr Dempsey has a 1.63 % lead (402 votes) on Ms Donaldson.

Mr Dempsey's current lead is a far cry from the 2012 election when he won the seat with a 29.43% lead (7858 votes) over the Labor candidate. …

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