by Tobi Loftus
SITTING Nanango MP and LNP Deputy Leader Deb Frecklington has officially declared victory for the seat following the November 25 election.
While the Queensland Electoral Commission is yet to declare the full result of the state election, News Corp analysis showed Labor had won the 47 seats needed to form a majority government.
Mrs Frecklington said she would continue to advocate for the electorate on the floor of Parliament, no matter which party forms government.
"If we have a Labor government it is holding them to account and delivering something,” she said.
"History tells us that a Labor government just doesn't deliver for our region.
"I announced many road projects during the election campaign and I'm determined to see them on the top of the priority list for this area.”
Those promises included upgrades to the Maidenwell-Bunya Mountains Rd, Byee Rd, Mundubbera-Durong Rd and the Cooyar bridge.
"A lot of these roads are very important roads for people that use them, though outside of my area people wouldn't care about them or know they're even there,” Mrs Frecklington said.
"But they really will make a difference to safety in the lives of people on that road.
"There are so many projects that I was able to announce in the election that I'd love to see come through but that is up to the government of the day.”
Opinion polling prior to the election showed Pauline Hanson's One Nation would perform better than they did in the end.
Mrs Frecklington said voters saw through the party's populist nature.
"I think people are attracted to populist politics but at the end of the day they are able to see hard-working local members who have delivered things in the past and there is an advantage to having a conservative government in place for areas such as Nanango,” she said.
"What people out there are looking for is for their representative to listen to them, understand what their problems are and try to do something about it.”
Mrs Frecklington said she did not want to comment on the state result for the LNP until all results were known.
"My concern currently is for my colleagues who have lost their seats, my colleagues who have gained their seats and my colleagues who are sitting waiting for their votes to be counted,” she said.
"Out of respect for all those people I won't be making any comment on state-wide issues.”
Mrs Frecklington also wouldn't be drawn into any speculation on an LNP leadership challenge.