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.