The no swinging rule

A political rule that must annoy Trademe Trev no end:

THE Liberal National Party has been forced to dump its second successive candidate in the target seat of Broadwater on the Gold Coast after pictures emerged of the political hopeful revelling with his wife at a swingers’ club. Gold Coast lawyer Cameron Caldwell, an evangelical Christian recruited by LNP president Bruce McIver, was disendorsed yesterday from standing in the Labor-held marginal seat just weeks after replacing previous candidate Richard Towson, who quit after being charged with drink-driving.

The LNP dumping follows the axing this week of Labor candidate Peter Watson, 19, the son of a party stalwart, over his allegedly racist and homophobic rants on a white pride website.

Mr Caldwell, 32, last night issued a statement confirming he and wife Caralee attended a function at the Utopia nightclub — which was shut down in 2010 — “three-four years ago”.

“At no stage was there any impropriety while there,” Mr Caldwell said. “We had a social drink and then we left.”

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  • captain Kidd

    Funny isnt it,a husband/wife in public life can have an illicit affair and when caught normaly survive with their reputation mostly intact even though they have proven be be dishonest.But if the same couple go to a swingers club of their own volition its deemed more serious,yet there is no dishonesty?.

  • Gazzaw

    Don’t you just love Aussie politics?