Pauline Hanson (seen here in the Gatton candidate forum) looks likely to just lose out on the seat of Lockyer.
Pauline Hanson (seen here in the Gatton candidate forum) looks likely to just lose out on the seat of Lockyer. Derek Barry

Lockyer result should be declared tonight

THE long running saga that is the count for the seat of Lockyer should come to an end by the end of today, though it does not guarantee there won't be a court challenge or a further recount.

Today is the deadline for the return of postal votes and all 61 booths have been counted as of yesterday afternoon, representing 91.77% of the voted counted.

Incumbent Ian Rickuss still holds a lead of 184 votes over Pauline Hanson after preferences, a margin that has remained steady for a week.

Yet Mr Rickuss has yet to claim victory nor has Ms Hanson thrown in the towel.

Mr Rickuss said on the weekend that he "did not take victory for granted" while Ms Hanson has made no public comment in recent days other than to say she favoured Scott Morrison in the federal leadership turmoil.

"He (Morrison) has and is currently carrying out his jobs with success, that being his immigration and welfare portfolios," Ms Hanson said.

"The public voted in the Liberal Party to govern for a reason and now they must get in touch with what the people want if they are to win the next federal election."

In related news the ECQ say they have finally approved the re-naming of the Queensland division of One Nation to Pauline Hanson's One Nation.

Ms Hanson made the application to change the name in December with public submissions closing in early January.

However legally the party had to wait until the end of the election to formally change the name.



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