However, as the count continues she still trails the ALP’s Dave Keerigan.
A lot of the ONE Nation swing has not come from a Littleproud vote.
The LNP, with 37% of the vote counted, has suffered a 10% swing with ONE Nation picking up 18% of the vote.
David Littleproud sits on 67% of the two party preffered vote compared to his nearest rival Dave Kerrigan with 33% of the vote.
While we watch numbers closely for our candidates Deputy Prime Minister Barnaby Joyce has won New England, despite a 10 per cent swing against him, and former Prime Minister Tony Abbott has held Warringah
In Dawson, George Christensen is setting strong lead with lead of 9% over the ALPs Frank Gilbert. Christensen is sitting on 53.86% two party preferred to Frank Gilberts’ 46.14%, with 21 5 of the vote counted.
Observers saying the coalition may ‘just’ hold Capricornia, with incumbent Michelle Landry experiencing a significant swing and it remains too close to call.
In Kennedy, Bob Katter and his KAP party are romping home with a swing to him of nearly 9%- winning back a huge slice of the loss he suffered in the 2013 election at this stage.
The LNP vote has dropped by a corresponding margin for candidate Jonathan Pavetto.
Overall, it appears the LNP vote in some of the seats that were tipped to fall from the coalition in Central and Northern Queensland appear to be holding, while suffering swings.
Concerns are settling for Leichardt with Warren Entsch sitting on a two party preferred vote at present of around 55% compared to the ALP’s 49%…however that’s with 20% of the vote counted.
In other areas the State the swings to the ALP vote in South East Queensland does not seem to be strong enough to see meet the expectations of the Labor Party who have also struggled in Victoria.
Observers say they are surprised by the strength of the minor party vote and the increase in particular of ONE Nation votes in Queensland.
The ALP needs a swing of 4.6 % to claim government in its own right.
Liberal powerbroker Michael Kroger is now saying Labor cannot win government in its own right.
He says although there might be a move towards Labor in NSW there is not in Victoria and Queensland.
Some however some are starting to mumble about a hung parliament.