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Too early to talk of Herbert by-election

AAP logoAAP 27/07/2016

Special Minister of state Scott Ryan says it's too early to start talking about a by-election in the electorate of Herbert with votes still being counted.

Labor candidate Cathy O'Toole has claimed victory over LNP incumbent Ewen Jones but Mr Ryan says 30 votes out of 100,000 is a very narrow margin which could change as the recount proceeds over the next 24-36 hours .

"So let's wait and see what happens with the finalisation of the count before talking about issues like (a by-election)," he said on Sky News.

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