LABOR has claimed the unofficial win in Maryborough after Independent candidate Chris Foley admitted to the Chronicle he wouldn't win the seat.

While the result hasn't been officially declared by the Electoral Commission of Queensland, Mr Foley has acknowledged he's out of it and would ring Labor's Bruce Saunders to congratulate him.

With only a minimal number of votes yet to be counted, Mr Foley trails Mr Saunders by about 460 votes.

On Sunday, Mr Saunders said LNP member Anne Maddern phoned him to concede defeat.

It's the first time Labor has won the seat of Maryborough since 1995.

The new Member for Maryborough spoke briefly to the Chronicle on Monday to thank his supporters and claim the seat.

"It looks like we've won," he said.

"I just can't wait to hit the ground running - get in set up in the office and get going."

Mr Saunders said his first priority was to get to the Maryborough Base Hospital and assess its service level.

"I want to find out what services we've lost here in Maryborough," he said.

"We've got to work out what services we've lost in order to get them back."

Latest primary voting numbers

Anne Maddern, LNP: 30.58%

Bruce Saunders, Labor: 25.29%

Chris Foley, Ind: 21.27%

Steve Anderson, PUP: 12.37%

Damian Huxham, One Nation: 6.97%

Katherine Webb, Greens: 2.54%

Russell Wattie, Ind: 0.98%

Notional result

Mr Saunders 51.61%

Ms Maddern 48.39%

Independent Chris Foley has admitted to the Chronicle he won't win the seat.
Independent Chris Foley has admitted to the Chronicle he won't win the seat. Alistair Brightman