Ed­i­tor’s com­ment:

Port Douglas & Mossman Gazette - - FEEDBACK - Greg Mclean Man­ag­ing ed­i­tor

WHILE the LNP de­served vic­tory in Sa­tru­day’s elec­tion and now has a man­date to im­ple­ment its poli­cies, none of those elected should take for granted the power in­vested in them.

The elec­torate showed how ruth­less it can be if it per­ceives its po­lit­i­cal mas­ters are not pay­ing proper at­ten­tion to their sit­u­a­tion.

And things could turn around just as quickly if Camp­bell New­man and the LNP don’t de­liver, although you would ex­pect they will make a much bet­ter fist of Gov­ern­ment.

But al­ready Camp­bell New­man has put in place sev­eral LNP favourites and a for­mer politi­cian as his top bu­reau­crat, some­thing he heav­ily crit­i­cised La­bor for.

New Mem­ber for Cook David Kemp­ton is mak­ing all the right moves in re­gards to what he wants for the elec­torate but a fail­ure to de­liver could cost him, par­tic­u­larly con­sid­er­ing how well Kat­ter’s Aus­tralian Party polled in Satur­day’s elec­tion.

He surely de­serves some time to set­tle in to his new role and de­serves our re­spect, but he will also want to get some runs on the board to prove he can de­liver for the Dou­glas re­gion.

Tak­ing David Mar­riner’s pro­posal for the Sher­a­ton to Cab­i­net is a good start.

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