Ade Larsen.
Ade Larsen.

Larsen not bitter about results

A SULLEN Ade Larsen had nothing to say about the election results at the weekend and said he didn't know how he felt about the final outcome.

Coming second to the LNP's Lawrence Springborg, the Katter's Australian Party candidate for Southern Downs refused to comment on what the defeat meant for his party and said he did not know how he felt about the percentage of votes directed his way.

It may have been a devastating loss for the Australian Labor Party at the weekend, but the ALP candidate for Southern Downs Suzanne Kidman was philosophical about the loss.

"I'm pretty devastated of course. I support Anna Bligh and Andrew Fraser and especially Kate Jones, but I am pretty happy with what happened down here with me. I didn't expect any more," Ms Kidman said.

"Being an emergency candidate and having no real campaign, I think I've done pretty bloody well."

Ms Kidman said she doubted whether she would run for the seat again in future elections, but she was ready to help pave the way for young political enthusiasts.

"I'm now thinking about how I can support people," she said.

"I'm trying to work out how I can get young people to start going to branch meetings."

Ms Kidman said she was taking the ALP's defeat as a challenge to herself to get young people interested.

With about 70% of the votes counted, LNP's Lawrence Springborg was on 66.2%, The Australian Party's Ade Larsen on 14.3% and ALP's Suzanne Kidman on 13.6%.


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