With 44.78% of the first-preference votes, LNP candidate Keith Pitt is well in front.
With 44.78% of the first-preference votes, LNP candidate Keith Pitt is well in front. Alistair Brightman

Hinkler poll not yet final, won't be declared before Friday

MORE than one week after the nation took to the voting booths to have their say on the country's leadership, the Hinkler electorate is still yet to be declared.

The Australian Electoral Commission deadline for postal votes was this Friday.

"The seat won't be declared before then," a spokeswoman said.

LNP candidate Keith Pitt is well in front with 44.78% of the first-preference votes as at 2pm on Tuesday.

Labor candidate Leanne Donaldson, who conceded defeat to Mr Pitt on the night of the election, snagged 27.66% of the votes. Palmer United Party candidate Rob Messenger received 17.62% of the first preference votes, followed by Katter candidate David Dalgleish with 4.57%, Greens candidate Mark Simpson with 2.69%, Family First candidate Troy Sullivan with 1.86% and independent Reid Schirmer with 0.81%.



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