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LNP Leader Tim Nicholls Resigns After Conceding Defeat In Queensland Election

“At the party room on Tuesday I will not seek to continue as LNP leader. It is time for a new generation of LNP leaders.”

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LNP leader Tim Nicholls has conceded defeat to Labor in the Queensland election, almost two weeks after polls closed.

Nicholls said on Friday he had rung premier Annastacia Palaszczuk to concede defeat.

He said he was proud of the positive campaign the LNP had run and took “full responsibility for it”.

“At the party room on Tuesday I will not seek to continue as LNP leader. It is time for a new generation of LNP leaders.”

This morning I rang @AnnastaciaMP to concede & wish her the best. I am proud of the positive campaign @LNPQLD ran.… https://t.co/Cv640wgLm6

Ms Palaszczuk's new government will be sworn in on Tuesday, the ABC reported.

"I'm extremely humbled for the trust and support the people of this state have placed in me," she said.

The Electoral Commissioner declares the winners in the following 3 seats: * Capalaba: Don Brown (ALP). * Mermaid Be… https://t.co/8Uo4rL1hw5

Labor ended up with 48 seats in the 93-seat parliament. The LNP won 39, Katter's Australian Party got 3, One Nation and the Greens both picked up a seat, as did an independent.

The LNP’s deputy leader, Deb Frecklington, has already announced she will run in the contest to find a replacement for Nicholls.

I want to thank @TimNichollsMP for his leadership & support. Qlders have spoken & as a party we must listen & rebu… https://t.co/JfgG4xKrIB


Richard James is acting head of news for BuzzFeed Australia and is based in Sydney.

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