Glasson concedes defeat in Griffith by-election

The former AMA president failed to win the south Brisbane seat for a second time after Saturday's by-election, but did record a swing towards him.

"I congratulate Ms Butler on her victory, and wish her well as she takes on the responsibility of representing the people of Griffith in federal parliament," Dr Glasson said. 

"I would also like to thank my community for their patience and all their support during last year's general election and the by-election."

"I have now returned to my medical practice and will continue working with disadvantaged people in remote Queensland and overseas."

Ms Butler congratulated Dr Glasson on a hard-fought campaign in former prime minister Kevin Rudd's seat.

"It was always a pleasure to deal with him when we met on the hustings," she said.

"I'm sure his family will be looking forward to some quality time with him, and I wish him and his family well."

Mr Butler also said