Littleproud ready to 'refuel the tank' for second term
UPDATE: Littleproud elected for second term
David Littleproud (LNP) has retained the seat of Maranoa against his six competitors.
Mr Littleproud won the seat with 54.5 per cent of votes, and a swing of +5.3 per cent.
Mr Littleproud was followed by Linda Little (ALP) with 16.5 per cent, and Rosemary Moulden (One Nation) with 15.1 per cent.
This is Mr Littleproud's second term serving as the member for Maranoa.
THE polls are closed, but the battle for David Littleproud is far from over.
Just hours away from the results being announced, Mr Littleproud is settling in for an anxious night of waiting to see whether he will serve his second term as member for Maranoa and Minister for Agriculture and Water Resources.
Mr Littleproud spent the day travelling through the region, visiting Miles, Chinchilla, Nanango, Jandowae, and finishing the day in Dalby.
After a "full work day”, Mr Littleproud said he wouldn't be counting his chickens before they hatched ahead of the results being announced.
"Obviously you don't take anything for granted and I won't take it until I see the numbers, to be candid,” he said.
"Electorates can change.
"A gift to the Australian people is a gift to Maranoa, and until I see the numbers obviously I'll be anxious about the results.”
In the lead up to the election, Mr Littleproud spent time outside of his own region assisting marginal seats near Townsville.
He attributes this move to holding a position as a cabinet member, and wanting to reach out beyond his own seat.
"As a cabinet member your responsibility is not only to win your seat but to win a seat with the government,” Mr Littleproud said.
Despite his first term being a "wild ride”, Mr Littleproud said a second chance in his position would be an honour.
"It's the most humbling experience of your life,” he said.
"I am the product of Maranoa.
"The people that have made me with their representation, and that's the most humbling thing to me and I want to give it another go.”