Will all our elected members be sitting on the opposition bench?
IF THE bookies are on the money, and unfortunately they usually are, our connection with sitting state members in the LNP is about to be lost.
Labor supporters will be rejoicing with that news, but should we all be clapping our hands?
I wrote recently that it was good for a community to have state and federal seats that can change hands on just a few votes.
It's common knowledge that governments in power will always throw extra funding into marginal seat areas.
Voters in Ipswich should be asking themselves whether it's best for the district to have a member in the government or one in opposition.
Then they should be asking does Labor have any chance to get past the LNP's huge lead to win government.
If you are saying yes its best to have a local member in power and that the LNP will win, a vote for the Newman team would seem to be the way you'd have to go.
If I was Sean Choat or Ian Berry that is the way I'd be crafting my re-election story.
Unfortunately for both of them very few voters will put a tick next to a party they don't like just because they believe they'll win the election.