Malcolm Turnbull signals likely challenge in Herbert after Labor claims victory

Prime minister says ‘there may well be’ a challenge to the result in Queensland seat during interview with Alan Jones

Malcolm Turnbull has given the strongest indication yet the Coalition will challenge the result in the lower-house seat of Herbert, where Labor has claimed victory with a lead of just 35 votes.

Labor’s Cathy O’Toole claimed victory on Tuesday evening, although the incumbent Liberal MP, Ewen Jones, maintains he might win the seat when the full preference recount is completed on the weekend.

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