Palmer tweets: "The party is over... the LNP is over"
CLIVE Palmer has heralded the death of the Queensland LNP in a tweet last night.
"The @LNPQLD has caused devastation in Queensland. The party is over... the LNP is over" he wrote just hours after polls closed for the Stafford by-election.
The Fairfax MP also called for Jeff Seeney and Tim Nichols to share in taking responsibility for the loss.
Newman blames former LNP MP Chris Davis for Stafford loss
Queensland's Labor Opposition has received a boost with its representation in Parliament increasing by one, while the Newman government was left licking its wounds after a staggering loss in the Stafford by-election.
Maxillofacial surgeon Anthony Lynham romped to victory on Saturday night with a massive swing to Labor that will have wide ramifications for the Liberal National Party government.
With all booths reporting back on Saturday night Labor had achieved a swing of 18.6 per cent - more than the 17.2 per cent it achieved in the Scott Driscoll-dominated Redcliffe by-election in February.
LNP candidate Bob Andersen and Premier Campbell Newman remained upbeat as they addressed the party faithful at Wilston Grange Australian Football Club.
Read more at Brisbanetimes.com.au
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