New players ready to counter ‘ train wreck’
QUEENSLAND Party head Aidan McLindon has labelled Labor and the LNP as ‘‘‘ dumb and dumber’’, saying their time in government was over.
The new party leader was in town to endorse his candidates for the Townsville and Burdekin seats, Ray Grigg and Ron Wadworth.
Mr McLindon, the former LNP Beaudesert MP, said the Queensland Party would pick up where the major parties lacked.
‘‘ Twelve months ago when I left the LNP, I predicted the train wreck of late,’’ he said.
‘‘ What we can see now is both the major parties are beginning to implode.
‘‘ We offer Townsville residents an alternate option.’’
The party leader said North Queenslanders had had enough and it was game over for both major parties.
‘‘ What we’re seeing is two extremely irresponsibl e leaders,’’ he said.
‘‘ When Queensland was at its most vulnerable point the premier and opposition leader were spruiking their new profiles and not doing their job of recovering and repairing Queensland.
‘ ‘ They don’t deserve to govern, the current situation is ridiculous.’’
Mr McLindon s ai d t he Townsville and Burdekin hopefuls were ‘‘ grassroot, community-focused people’’.
‘ ‘ Ra y ( Grigg) and Ro n ( Wadworth) are both wellknown in their communities and want to make a real difference,’’ he said.
‘‘ They want to get Queensland back on track.’’
Burdekin candidate Mr Wadforth said he joined the Queensland Party because it was built and owned by Queenslanders.
‘‘ The most important thing for me to start work on is infrastructure in the region,’’ he said.
‘‘ I also want to look at health and education.’’
Queensland Party Townsville candidate Mr Grigg said North Queensland needs had been ignored for too long.
‘‘ The Queensland Government needs to realise that Queensland still exists north of Noosa,’’ he said.
Aidan McLindon, Ron Wadforth and Raymond Grigg