McVeigh retains seat of Groom

Federal election 2019: John McVeigh retains seat of Groom


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John McVeigh has been re-elected in the seat of Groom.

John McVeigh has been re-elected in the seat of Groom.

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John McVeigh returns for second term in the federal parliament.

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Liberal National Party incumbent John McVeigh has retained the seat of Groom.

At 9.20pm on election night, 57 per cent of the two candidate preferred votes for Groom had been counted.

On a two candidate preferred basis, Mr McVeigh was sitting on 70pc with a 5pc swing in his favour.

Queensland Country Life caught up with Mr McVeigh at the Bunker's Hill State School polling station on Saturday afternoon.

Mr McVeigh said it had been a hectic day visiting polling booths, before stopping with his family at Bunker's Hill to cast their votes.

He said he had a lot of work to follow up on the issues raised with him throughout the campaign.

Labor candidate Troy Kay, who has run at a state and federal level on the Darling Downs several times, was sitting on 29pc of the two candidate preferred vote.

Paul Hanson's One Nation candidate David King recorded 13pc of the first preference vote.

Mr McVeigh was elected to the federal seat of Groom at the 2016 election after serving in state government as the member for Toowoomba North.

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