Ni­cholls dances around ON pref­er­ence ques­tions

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LNP leader Tim Ni­cholls slammed Queens­land One Na­tion leader Steve Dick­son as “un­trust­wor­thy” be­fore danc­ing around ques­tions as to why the LNP pref­er­enced One Na­tion sec­ond in the ma­jor­ity of seats around the state.

De­spite promis­ing ear­lier in the elec­tion there would be “no deals” be­tween the LNP and One Na­tion, it emerged on Fri­day that in 50 of 61 seats in which One Na­tion is run­ning a can­di­date, the LNP has pref­er­enced it sec­ond on its how to vote cards.

That num­ber in­cludes Toowoomba North and South. The LNP has said this is not a deal be­cause the move hadn’t been re­cip­ro­cated.

Af­ter claim­ing Steve Dick­son was “un­trust­wor­thy” at a press con­fer­ence in Toowoomba yes­ter­day, Mr Ni­cholls was then asked why One Na­tion was pref­er­enced ahead of the ALP.

“When it comes to pref­er­ences, there are no good choices,” he said.

NIM­BLE: LNP leader Tim Ni­cholls.

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