Ben­nett hits back at claims

Isis Town and Country - - News -

MEM­BER for Bur­nett Stephen Ben­nett has scoffed at sug­ges­tions he does not work hard enough for his elec­torate.

La­bor and Palmer United Party can­di­dates Bryan Mustill and Richard Love both made claims they did not know who Mr Ben­nett was, and claimed con­stituents had made com­plaints about the LNP mem­ber’s vis­i­bil­ity.

There were also claims Mr Ben­nett had done noth­ing but “con­trib­ute to the high­est level of un­em­ploy­ment in Aus­tralia” (PUP’s Richard Love, Town & Coun­try, Jan­uary 15).

The LNP has since hit back, re­leas­ing maps of the Bur­nett full of projects on which the gov­ern­ment had de­liv­ered in dif­fer­ent ar­eas.

His “achieve­ments map” in­cludes $400,000 for road safety at Ap­ple Tree Creek, $120,000 for Childers’ Cres­cent St carpark and $70,000 for lo­cal Men’s Sheds.

LNP re­leased a sim­i­lar map for Deputy Premier Jack Dempsey in Bund­aberg.

“At the end of the day it’s up to the elec­torate to de­cide,” Mr Ben­nett said.

“I’m con­fi­dent with my com­mit­ment and work­load and I ask peo­ple to re­flect on the com­mit­ments I’ve made.”

Mr Love claimed he had never heard of Mr Ben­nett, while Mr Mustill said he was sure the Bur­nett MP was a “good man” but said he’d heard he “wasn’t vis­i­ble”.

“I hope (vot­ers) un­der­stand that if they vote for me I will be vis­i­ble, I will be there,” Mr Mustill said.

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