Annihilation and Decapitation

Brisbane Times

The Liberal National Party ran a decapitation strategy in Queensland and it looks like it has succeeded, with only Anna Bligh just retaining her seat in the electoral rout of the Labor party. they are going to have serious problems for years to come with no leadership ready to take over and a massive majority to overcome:

It looks as though the LNP decapitation strategy has succeeded, with Labor divested of its future leadership contenders:

  • Deputy Premier and Treasurer Andrew Fraser has lost Mt Coot-tha to the LNP’s Saxon Rice
  • Infrastructure Minister Stirling Hinchliffe has lost Stafford to the LNP’s Chris Davis
  • Minister for Women Karen Struthers is out in Algester, to the LNP’s Anthony Shorten
  • Health Minister Geoff Wilson has lost Ferny Grove to the LNP’s Dale Shuttleworth
  • In Whitsunday, Tourism Minister Jan Jarratt has lost to the LNP’s Jason Costigan
  • Sports Minister Phil Reeves has also lost his seat of Mansfield to the LNP’s Ian Walker

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  • Brian Smaller

    Wouldn’t and couldn’t happen here though. With our MMP the same people would be back on the list so business as usual.  

  • TCrwdb

    And yep, that is the same Jason Costigan that used to do league commentary on Sky

  • Well, the Liberals have now got a huge, inexperienced caucus. I’m thrilled at the result, but the real work begins now.