Lazarus to join Team Palmer at parliament
LEAGUE legend and former Ipswich Jets coach Glenn Lazarus is favoured to win a Senate seat for the Palmer United Party.
The prediction has been made after the candidate's newly established political party registered strong results in Saturday's election.
In the seat of Blair, PUP candidate Anthony Stanton won 12% of the primary vote, outpolling The Greens and Katter's Australian Party.
The trend continued across Queensland with 11% of the primary vote in the seat of Rankin, 12% in the seat of Forde and 18% in the seat of Fisher.
Mr Stanton said he felt confident that Mr Lazarus would be voted into the Senate and looked forward to having him represent the party as a senator.
"I saw the booth results here in Blair and there was good support from him," Mr Stanton said.
He believed the party's leader Clive Palmer had struck a chord with Australians.
"Clive is a bit of a larrikin and he inspires hope in people who have lost confidence and fell out of touch with the major parties," he said.
"Not many politicians are coming up with ideas and inspiring people like he is."