The election is done and dusted and has resulted in a surprisingly easy win for Labor.
I believed before the election that few seats would change hands but I didn't expect them to fall to Labor in the Sunshine Coast, though Jackie Trad's defeat to the Greens was more predictable.
Labor seems to have picked up a lot of older voters on the coast, impressed with Premier Palaszczuk's management of the pandemic, while losing younger voters in the inner cities who feel they are not as progressive as the Greens.
I thought that need to be green in West End while appearing brown in Townsville would hurt Labor in the northern marginal seats, just as it did in the 2019 federal election.
But Labor has held onto its Townsville, Mackay, Cairns and Rockhampton seats, indeed slightly increasing its majority in most cases.
The result is a blight on the Liberal National Party which presented no compelling case for change.
While their law and order campaign in the northern cities plus its outright bribe of a promised $300 less on car registration tax were attractive, they no real vision for leadership and their big ticket items, the Bradfield Scheme and Bruce Hwy duplication were promised for many years down the track having no real impact on people's lives in the here and now.
More locally there was good and bad news for the KAP.
Robbie Katter, Shane Knuth and Nick Dametto were all comfortably re-elected but they failed to add to their tally.
And with Labor now looking likely to have over 50 seats in the new parliament, the KAP leverage will be minimal.
They will have to hope that Labor will nourish the north that delivered them victory and by extension, the North West Minerals Province that feeds the north with its mineral wealth.
To that end I am more hopeful. Premier Palaszczuk made a point of campaigning in Mount Isa (unlike Deb Freckington who did not darken Traeger's door at any time) and pointed out the connection between the mines here and the jobs in Townsville.
Let's hope she remembers that over the next four years.