September 09, 2006

Springborg on message at last

Lawrence Springborg gave a very gracious and honest concession speech. He said what our polling had been saying for some time - that the people of Queensland weren't happy with the Labor government, but they weren't convinced that the Coalition would be any better.

He said that the Coalition would have to work harder before they were acceptable as an alternative government. Self-evident perhaps, but not something that had been admitted during the election campaign. If it had been, in the appropriate way, results might have been better.

That said, a few candidates were saying things like that, for example Shane Moon in Pumicestone. He actually got a pretty creditable result - only .5% swing to Labor according to Anthony Green - which is a lot lower than many other metropolitan seats, although I notice that Glasshouse, also in the same general area, had a swing to it.

Posted by Graham at September 9, 2006 08:13 PM
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