Labor on life support after Queensland election as Campbell Newman sweeps in
"We will keep our promises and we will not let you down. You have spoken decisively and emphatically and delivered a strong government so we can deliver for you and get this great state back on track," Mr Newman said, flanked by his family."We are all humbled by the responsibility you have given us, a responsibility that weighs heavily but is cheerfully accepted. "I pledge to you that we will conduct ourselves with humility, grace and dignity. We will work for all Queenslanders, regardless of their vote today."We don't underestimate the task ahead. It will be hard, it will be long, but we will get on with the job. The job starts tomorrow morning.' Mr Newman paid special tribute to Ms Bligh, acknowledging her "inspirational leadership" through the 2011 floods and Cyclone Yasi and led the applause. He also acknowledged his opponent and thanked Ms Jones for her "service and hard work".Labor appeared to be reduced to a netball team of seven, a far cry from the cricket team most political commentators had predicted.The LNP looked like inflicting a staggering 16 per cent swing against Labor. Ms Bligh had been in the fight of her political life in her own South Brisbane seat, with little-known LNP candidate Clem Grehan leading for most of the night. But Ms Bligh snuck ahead with about a quarter of the count remaining.A smiling, surprisingly upbeat Ms Bligh said Queensland voters had made their choice clear. "It's absolutely clear tonight that Queenslanders have spoken with the strongest possible voice and they have voted for a change of government," she said. "I congratulate the Liberal National Party on what has been a historic victory."