24 Mar 2012

Australian Labor Party set to lose Queensland

10:10 pm on 24 March 2012

As voting finished in Queensland on Saturday, early exit polls showed a devastating result for Labor that could end the party's 14-year reign in the Australian state.

It was looking like a grim night for the Australian Labor party with the latest news poll showing a landslide victory for the Liberal National Party (LNP).

Premier Anna Bligh was refusing to concede, despite dire poll predictions.

The latest Newspoll in The Weekend Australian shows the LNP should win government with a swing of 11.7%, leaving the Labor Party decimated.

The expected win for the LNP will see leader Campbell Newman become the first person in Queensland to jump straight into the premiership from outside parliament.

He quit as Brisbane's Lord Mayor last year to become the LNP leader.