Date Set For Queensland State Election

To the polls

Date Set For Queensland State Election Image: Getty

The Queensland state election will be held on the 25th of November.

Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk is set to meet with the acting Governor of Queensland this morning to officially send the state to the polls.

Palaszczuk has been premier since January 2015, when a massive swing away from Campbell Newman’s Liberal National Party to her Labor Party put her in a position to be able to lead a minority government.

She was able to mobilise the support of independent MP Peter Wellington to form government.

The move to call the election comes after Palaszczuk asked Labor to sack sitting MP for Pumicestone Rick Williams.

The move to sack Williams means that the ALP no longer has more seats than the LNP in parliament, which effectively forced Palaszczuk to go to the polls.

Williams plans to run in Pumicestone as an independent.

The election is historic as it will feature full preferential voting, redrawn boundaries for many seats and the looming threat of Pauline Hanson’s One Nation party to the traditional two party system.

There will be four new seats in this election, raising the total to 93.