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Southern Downs at risk of falling to One Nation

Pauline Hanson and One Nation Wright candidate Rod Smith.Photo: Rob Williams / The Queensland Times
Pauline Hanson and One Nation Wright candidate Rod Smith.Photo: Rob Williams / The Queensland Times Rob Williams

POLLSTERS are predicting Pauline Hanson's One Nation Party is looking likely steal up to ten seats from major parties at the next state election.

One of the seats on the list is apparently one of the safest in the country, ours, the Southern Downs.

The report in The Australian lists regional LNP seats as the most vulnerable, due to the strong showing from One nation at the recent federal election where support for in Queensland topped 20%.

At the 2015 State General Election, the Southern Downs didn't even have a One Nation candidate and the region was easily won by long-time member Lawrence Springborg from the LNP with over 62% of the vote.

The other parties contesting in the region were the ALP with 23%, Greens with 2.2% and Family First Party with 2%.

The report states the following regions could fall to One Nation if her support continues to build - Lockyer, Callide, Condamine, Nanango, Hervey Bay, Gympie, Southern Downs, Burnett, Gregory - all held by the LNP.

The figures come a day after Newspoll showed One Nation had tripled its support since the election, with 6% support nationally and 10% support in Queensland for lower house seats.

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