News of a another party is a further sign of chaos

Tim Mulherin.
Tim Mulherin.

ACTING State Opposition Leader Tim Mulherin claims plans for a new political party by a former LNP Member of Parliament are proof that the party is "bitterly divided".

Mr Mulherin said a suggestion that Gold Coast independent MP Alex Douglas would establish a new party was a further sign of chaos and instability.

Mr Douglas quit the LNP in November, after he was taken off the Queensland Parliament's Ethics Committee.

"When you have someone as respected as Dr Douglas quit the LNP and then make plans for an alternative party, it suggests others in LNP are also sick and tired of the Newman Government's arrogance and heavy-handed tactics," Mr Mulherin said.

Dr Douglas says he expects disgruntled LNP MPs to join his party.

He also said he would rely on support from billionaire Clive Palmer to make a push into the federal sphere, with an aim to run candidates at this year's election.

Topics:  alex douglas, tim mulherin



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