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ELECTION 2019: Neumann still to declare victory in Blair

(Photo: An LNP volunteer at the East Ipswich polling booth on Saturday. River 949's Toni Thompson.)
Incumbent Blair MP Shayne Neumann says he is not yet willing to declare victory for his local seat.
The Australian Electoral Commission has counted over 75 percent of the vote for Blair with  the Labor MP now at 41,741 to his nearest rival the LNP's Robert Shearman at 39,253. 
Mr Neumann says he's still in front by about one and a half percent:
"We were behind on election night and we pulled ahead as the night went on and I think as the recountings going on and the postals continue to be counted -- we are still doing a lot.
I'm not ready to declare it yet but it is very encouraging".