Longman, more like long wait: Wyatt Roy clinging on
LNP MP Wyatt Roy, Longman's elected representative for the past six years, is still holding out for more results as votes are counted at a snail's pace.
He said only 400 new votes had been counted yesterday up until 5.30pm, before a rapid hour of counting saw 1300 postal votes tallied.
But he said there'd been no movement in the count this morning.
While his Labor opponent Susan Lamb has already claimed victory, Mr Roy was clinging to hope he may still be able to retain the seat, having picked up about 59% of the postal vote so far.
He leads Ms Lamb on the primary count by about 1600 votes, but once preference votes are accounted for he trails by about 2000 votes.
He said he needed to poll about 61% of the 12,000-odd postal votes to claim the seat, and given the trends he'd seen in postal votes thus far, was not prepared to concede.
"It's a very frustrating wait," Mr Roy told the Daily this morning.
"Imagine if we had online voting," he said with a laugh, as he prepared for another long day of waiting as votes were counted.