Bookies slash LNP odds in battle for Rocky
THE odds for Labor candidates have drifted while those for the LNP have shortened or held in three key Central Queensland seats.
Leading bookmaker, Sportsbet.com.au, has produced new markets for Rockhampton, Keppel and Mirani ahead of Saturday's election.
In Rockhampton, the new offerings have seen favourite Barry O'Rourke, Labor's pick, drift from 1.05 to 1.30.
At the same time the LNP's Douglas Rodgers has shortened from 21.00 to 6.50 to sit joint second in the rankings with One Nation's Wade Rothery, who was originally priced at 8.00.
The changes come after the introduction of Independent Margaret Strelow to the election campaign.
Ms Strelow, who stood aside as Mayor of Rockhampton to run her campaign, enters the market at 7.00.
At Keppel, Labor's Brittany Lauga remains favourite at 1.60 having drifted from 1.33.
The LNP's Peter Blundell is not far off at 2.25, having come in from 3.50 while One Nation man Matt Loth is at 4.00 - in from 12.00.
Meanwhile, in Mirani Jim Pearce is at 1.55, drifting slightly from 1.50, with the LNP's Kerry Latter staying steady at 3.60 and One Nation's Steve Andrews moving in from 5.50 to 4.50.
The Greens are at 51.00 or longer in all seats.