Another blow for Clive Palmer’s party

THE Palmer United Party has lost its final Queensland MP, with Carl Judge announcing he will go it alone.

The Member for Yeerongpilly admitted on Wednesday that he would no longer be a member of the PUP.

Mr Judge said he felt he could better serve his electorate as an independent and confirmed he does plan to contest the next state election.


He also denied having any problems with PUP founder and Federal MP Clive Palmer.

Today Mr Palmer released a statement, stressing that a strong leader will lead the party at the next Queensland election.

The wealthy Gold Coaster said “Mr Judge wants to stand re-election in his current seat and therefore he could not stand for the Palmer United Party as the party had decided not to contest Yeerongpilly at the 2015 election”.

Mr Palmer confirmed the new state leader of Palmer United Party would be announced with additional endorsed Queensland election candidates late next week .

“The party needs a real leader able to deliver real results for all Queenslanders,” he said.

Mr Palmer thanked Mr Judge for standing in as leader following the departure of Member for Gaven Alex Douglas earlier this year.

“I wish Mr Judge well standing as an independent in Yeerongpilly,” he said.