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.
- 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…