Lack of LNP candidate shows disrespect for Gladstone

TUESDAY'S announcement of a snap state election on January 31 has opened a can of worms.

It appears that the political arm of the LNP has jumped before the party machine was ready.

And that has left the party without a candidate in Gladstone, as of last night.

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It smacks of a degree of disrespect for the people of Gladstone, that it doesn't take the 'powerhouse of Queensland' seriously, and yet it's relying on this region to provide bucket loads of royalties.

It was pretty obvious that, had Liz Cunningham not decided to stand down, party candidates wouldn't have much of a chance.

But that doesn't mean, surely, that the party needed to ignore the Gladstone electorate.

The lack of an LNP candidate, plus Mrs Cunningham's retirement from politics, must raise ALP candidate Glenn Butcher's chances immensely.

We now wait to see who the new independent candidate will be.



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