Victory for Labor’s Barry O’Rourke would bring the party close to the 47 seats needed to form a majority

Labor is on course to win the central Queensland seat of Rockhampton, bringing Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk’s government a step closer to the majority it needs to stay in power.

Independent candidate Margaret Strelow on Wednesday conceded defeat, after Liberal National party preferences went to One Nation and swung the seat to Labor’s Barry O’Rourke.

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