Palmer United Party to Contest Canning By-election

Media release

The federal leader of the Palmer United Party, Clive Palmer, has today confirmed the Party would contest the Canning by-election in Western Australia.

Mr Palmer said in the WA Senate By-election, Palmer United finished just five per cent behind the Labor Party candidate in the division of Canning.

“In the Senate by-election Palmer United received 16.5 per cent of the vote in the division of Canning, Labor received 22 per cent and the Liberal Party received 32 per cent,” Mr Palmer said.

“Now is the time to give Liberal and Labor politicians a rebuke for ripping off the public on entitlements.

“Western Australians should not forget that it was the Liberal and Labor Parties who were responsible for sending billions of dollars of WA GST revenue to Sydney and Melbourne and what’s more they won’t do anything about it.”

Mr Palmer said the Palmer United Party is confident we can play a key role in the seat of Canning.

“This election won’t change the government but a vote for Palmer United will send a message to both parties that we don’t approve of what they are doing and how they are treating Western Australians,” he said.

“The Government also wants to increase the GST to 15 per cent and this will mean billions of dollars of extra GST revenue from WA will be sent to Sydney and Melbourne.

“How much longer are Western Australians going to be taken for granted by the Liberal and Labour Parties, they are all the same when it comes to WA.”

The Palmer United Party will announce its Canning By-election candidate on Friday, August 21.