The Sunshine Coast seat about to change hands

Glen Elmes is facing defeat in Noosa after five terms.
Glen Elmes is facing defeat in Noosa after five terms.

A MAJOR upset was now expected in Noosa where independent Sandy Bolton appears on track to secure a seat in Parliament.

LNP Member Glen Elmes said he would need to be a long way ahead on the primary vote count to survive with all other candidates preferencing against him.

"Preferences will kill me,' Mr Elmes said.

Chasing his sixth term Mr Elmes may yet finish behind Ms Bolton on the primary vote according to former Noosa Mayor Bob Abbot.

Mr Abbott who has campaigned for Ms Bolton said of the result 'we will cream it".

However another member of her campaign team Keith Jackson was not getting as excited.

He said Mr Elmes had been around a long time and had been backed by all the resources of his party.

Mr Elmes had conducted three mail outs to voters during the campaign and also sent out robocall phone messages last night in a final appeal before today's vote.

Topics:  bob abbot glen elmes noosa preferences qldelection2017 sandy bolton

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