Glasson yet to concede, but hangs up his political spurs

Dr Glasson trails Labor candidate Terri Butler by 3101 votes after preferences, with almost 9000 ballot papers, mostly made up of postal votes, yet to be processed.  

He said he plans to wait until the Australian Electoral Commission completes the count of all outstanding votes before conceding defeat. 

This is Dr Glasson's second attempt to win the seat, having narrowly lost out to former Prime Minister Kevin Rudd at last year’s general election. 

In a statement, Dr Glasson’s campaign office told MO he “acknowledged that as the count stands it will be difficult for him to achieve victory”.

“Dr Glasson has campaigned exceptionally well over the past 14 months in what was previously Labor’s safest seat in Queensland. The swing he achieved towards the government in the 2013 election, and again in the by-election, is a remarkable result of which he should be proud."