The federal leader of the Palmer United Party and Member for Fairfax, Clive Palmer, says party polling shows if an election were held today the Member for Maroochydore and Speaker of the Queensland Parliament Fiona Simpson would poll less than 35 per cent of the vote.
“Fiona Simpson is fully subservient to Campbell Newman and his leadership group of Tim Nicholls and Jeff Seeney, and will pay the price for blind loyalty instead of good judgment,’’ Mr Palmer said.
“She should show better judgment and speak up now before the ship sinks. Our polling shows she only has 35 per cent support, while at the 2012 state election she received 58 per cent of the vote.
“One wonders how she can support co-payments for doctors and limitations on other pensioners’ rights with so many pensioners in her electorate.
“Instead of being a cheerleader for the LNP and its leadership group, she should stand up for her constituents’ rights, not the rights of the leadership group who want to privatise hospitals and schools.”
Mr Palmer said the Queensland public were continually being let down by an untrustworthy government lead by Campbell Newman.
“We need a government that its people can trust and that puts the rights of its people first, not a government that reneges on its promises and fails to uphold its policies,” he said.
“The Palmer United Party can give the people of Queensland the future they deserve. It’s not the Liberal way or the Labor way, it’s the right way.”