* Annastacia Palaszczuk – set to become the first woman in Australia to win two elections and looks set to acquire the majority government she so desperately wants after three years in a hung parliament.

* Rob Katter – the Katter’s Australian Party leader retained his seat, as did colleague Shane Knuth while Hinchinbrook candidate Nick Dametto is well positioned, leaving him poised to be a cross-bench powerbroker.

* Deb Frecklington – the LNP deputy leader not only comfortably held her seat of Nanango but now looks the frontrunner to become Queensland’s opposition leader if the election result costs Tim Nicholls dearly.

* David Crisafulli – the dumped Newman government minister is back in state parliament after winning the Gold Coast seat of Broadwater for the LNP. Crisafulli will now be among leadership contenders

* Sandy Bolton – the unheralded independent candidate led the way in the primary count for the Sunshine Coast seat of Noosa but still needs preferences to fall her way as expected.


* Tim Nicholls – the opposition leader could lose the leadership of the LNP after Saturday’s election result; he also saw a hefty swing against him in his own seat of Clayfield.

* Steve Dickson – the One Nation state leader was comprehensively beaten in his bid to retain his seat of Buderim, with voters choosing LNP candidate Brent Mickelberg.

* Scott Emerson – the shadow treasurer will almost certainly lose the newly created seat of Maiwar with preferences likely to deliver a win to Labor’s Ali King or Greens candidate Michael Berkman.

* Malcolm Roberts – the One Nation candidate has gone from the Senate to the political dustbin after his attempt to resurrect his political career ended in defeat in the seat of Ipswich

* Leanne Donaldson – Labor’s former agriculture minister secured a stunning win in the seat of Bundaberg in 2015 but three years on she’s been unseated by the LNP’s David Batt

* Rick Williams – after being disendorsed by Labor, he was humiliated in his attempt to retain the seat of Pumicestone, picking up a mere 4.5 per cent of the primary vote

* Ian Walker – the shadow attorney-general was not helped by the electoral redistribution which saw a 2.5 per cent swing to Labor in his seat of Mansfield, helping Corrine McMillan to victory.