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Garth Hamilton elected new Member for Groom for the LNP at by-election – ABC News

Toowoomba mining engineer Garth Hamilton is the new Member for Groom, after winning a by-election by a comfortable margin.

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The southern Queensland seat of Groom will stay as Liberal National Party territory, after mining engineer Garth Hamilton won a by-election with a clear lead.
Key points:

  • Garth Hamilton is the new Member for Groom, after comfortably winning a by-election
  • With all 56 polling booths counted, Mr Hamilton had 58.56 per cent of the first preference vote and 66.3 per cent of the two candidate preferred
  • Postal votes are yet to be counted

Mr Hamilton replaces John McVeigh, who resigned in September to spend…

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