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Best of luck Mick, we know you are not trading on your family name, but rather your love of your country and concern for (hopefully) your constituents and the wider community.
Yep good luck tomorrow Mick, you know we are right behind you Master! LOL
May you gallop home Mr Mick Pattel leaving the Labor Party chocking on your dust.
I for one will never forget the slandering of your good name & character by Labor hiding out in cowards castle.
Evening everyone ,
Cate ,Terrie ,Ian ,Jan ,and all other good friends,and of course our ex Boss.
Endorsing the comments already made regarding your day tommorrow Mick.
I sincerely hope that you achieve positive results .
Go LNP .
Cheers Mick ,regards to your family.
Go get 'em Mick,
We need another genuine LNP bloke in a seat up there.
And that's from a NSW National supporter.
We all want to see you guys kick RR's
Hi Tony, as Denise says, NSW media all predicting that Labor will be annihilated, EVEN good old Labor Lover, Laurie Oakes.
It looks as though Rob Katter will win Mt Isa, but the commentators are saying it's not because he is KAP, rather that he was a councillor and would have won as an Independent anyway.
Firstly let me thank each and every one of you for your support during the election, the result I got isn't quite the result I set out to achieve, however when I nominated for the seat ten months ago the Katter factor wasn't an issue, when Bob decided to enter the race I pretty much knew my chances were slim to impossible, splitting the conservative vote placed pressure on all of the candidates in the northern electorates and it took its toll.
Although I increased the LNP vote the Katter name proved too strong to overcome, the unfortunate part of all this is that we now have a sitting member in opposition, people in Dalrymple, Mulgrave and Mount Isa can not expect any major projects to be funded for the next three years, this will mean that our proposed irrigation and farming plans and our meatworks will be in limbo, Wild rivers will most likely remain in place, roadworks and flood proofing will slow to a crawl, all transport reforms I planned to fight for won't happen now, funding for extra services in medical, policing and education will most likely dry up, there were a host of initiatives I hoped to introduce, those will now be all gone.
People in the Mount Isa, Dalrymple and Mulgrave electorates will need to hope that the KAP can pluck a rabbit out of the hat when they require money from the LNP government, I also hope the LNP will be a little forgiving when taking the needs of our electorates into account, time will tell.
I'm proud of the support I received from the JG community and will endeavour to keep the dream alive.
Commiserations with you Mick!
It is a strange world in that this tidal wave wasn't reported or forecast at all and a few new LNP probably couldn't believe their good fortune.Typical that one who I would consider to be the most experienced and down to earth that could have been in George St- would hit a brick wall.I was supporting and hoping for a few KAP seats as I at least picked the landslide.
Bev- you are like a cracked record about all this. Don't you read other peoples comments-a lot of us have had sitting members in opposition for many many years.Surely your happy now - but you still have to sink the boot into the KAP camp. They got 12% of the vote which had the death knell of all independents and small parties put out by- Oakshott, Windsor ,Bant,Wilkie and The Gangreens along with this disgusting Fed mob -not been real and present- this would have translated to about 10 members which would have made them the opposition.
I am very pleased with the result tho sad for Mick.
Bev - just tell us how Bob Katter - left you in the lurch while he set up his party.Wasn't he the only one that didn't take the bribe-you ought to try Bruce Scott( a nice enough bloke) an ex minister and see just what he has his name on for posterity in Maranoa here.