Brough Slippered by Fisher's Family First man
MAL Brough and the LNP have received a serve from the political party that historically has given them their preferences.
Family First candidate for Fisher, Tony Moore, has decided he will preference Peter Slipper above Mal Brough.
In a statement yesterday, Mr Moore said he made the decision because of a "misleading and deceptive" email sent by the LNP earlier in the week.
The email suggested that a vote for Family First was a vote for Labor "which is incorrect".
In direct response to this, Mr Moore has put Mr Slipper ahead of Mr Brough on his how-to-vote cards.
"I will now be preferencing Mr Slipper ahead of Mal Brough, sorry loyal LNP members," Mr Moore said.
He said Family First had long had a strong allegiance with the LNP, but he was "not very impressed by the connotation of the email".
He also said the party would represent those "who have Judeo-Christian values first" and "publicly condemn issues like abortion, euthanasia and same-sex marriage".
"This election the LNP has been weak on these issues."