LNP still left without a leader after electoral beheading

THE LNP is still without a leader after Campbell Newman lost his Brisbane seat on Saturday night.

There was a 10.6% swing to Labor's Kate Jones, who held the seat before Mr Newman won it in 2012.

Speaking at the LNP's South Bank election function, Mr Newman paid tribute to his constituents in Ashgrove, and to his fellow MPs - many of whom lost their seats on Saturday.

"I just say this, ladies and gentlemen: when the history of this government is written, people should look long and hard at a political team who did the hard yards and didn't bitch and moan," he said.

"They got on with the job because they knew they were doing the right thing for Queensland.

"So to all those who lost their seats, I am sensationally proud of you. I just wish the community knew that you were all men and women of conviction and I wish you the very best in your future career."

Mr Newman told the group he would be retiring from politics after the loss.

On Saturday night, LNP Treasurer Tim Nicholls said it was "too early" to consider who would consider standing for party leadership.

- APN Newsdesk


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