Palmer United Party won't contest state elections any more

Federal MP and leader of the Palmer United Party (PUP) Clive Palmer.
Federal MP and leader of the Palmer United Party (PUP) Clive Palmer. Warren Lynam

THEPalmer United Party has announced it will no longer contest state elections.   

The party announced the move this afternoon, sighting a focus on federal politics as the reason.    PUP's national director Peter Burke says more can be achieved from Canberra.   

"The party executive has decided, in consultation with our many thousands of members, that the federal platform is where we can achieve more for Australians moving forward," Mr Burke said. 

The party's leader Clive Palmer said they contest all seats at the next federal election and that he has already fielded good interest for positions.   

"We believe Federal parliament is where the Palmer United Party can make the most valuable contribution so that is where we will be focusing our attention in the future."   

Topics:  clive palmer editors picks palmer united party politics

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