Counting continues in seat of Traeger

Robbie Katter votes in Saturday's election.

Robbie Katter votes in Saturday's election.

While Robbie Katter has comfortably won Traeger, the seat has not yet been formally declared and counting continues.

The latest count shows 74.67% of the count has been tallied. 

Mr Katter has 12,409 votes (66.27%), with Labor’s Danielle Slade in second with 3151 votes (16.83%).

The LNP’s Ronald Bird is third with 1848 votes (9.87%), independent Sarah Isaacs fourth with 617 votes (3.29%), the Greens’ Peter Relph 391 (2.09%) and independent Craig Scriven 310 (1.66%).

Postal ballots will be counted until Tuesday, December 5.

The Katter’s Australian Party has two members elected, Mr Katter and Shane Knuth and has hopes of winning a third seat in the seat of Hinchinbrook, north of Townsville.

Mr Katter said he wanted to work with the crossbench to keep the pressure on a Labor government that may only had a bare majority in parliament.