Newspaper article The Queensland Times (Ipswich, Australia)

If Only We Had Newman as Our Candidate

Newspaper article The Queensland Times (Ipswich, Australia)

If Only We Had Newman as Our Candidate

Article excerpt

IF I could have one wish before the elections, it would to see Campbell Newman change seats and put his hand up for either Ipswich West or Ipswich.

Not because I don't like Ian Berry or Sean Choat, but because I know that Newman brings with him the biggest wallet in the Government.

Just think what he could promise us by using the multi millions he has tried to entice Ashgrove voters with.

Firstly, we'd get an arts centre, then we'd get the Ipswich Motorway finished, we'd get the methadone clinic moved out of the CBD and we might even get the promised redevelopment of the Bundamba Racetrack.

As I said in this column a week ago, a government will always throw money at a district seat they need to win and one they know they are may just lose by a handful of votes.

While he may deny it, it's as obvious as the thumb on your hand that Newman is trying to buy himself the seat of Ashgrove. …

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