Innovation and agility poster boy Wyatt Roy has found himself in a spot of bother in his electorate of Longman on Queensland’s Sunshine Coast. Roy was due to show up at a candidates forum broadcast on the local ABC on Friday morning but didn’t show up, leaving his Labor rival Susan Lamb and candidates from the Katter Australia Party, Family First and the Greens to debate the issues without him. Ms Tips understands that Queensland’s LNP HQ isn’t happy that Roy skipped the debate, especially since ReachTel polling in the seat shows that Labor has clawed back the 6.9% margin with which Roy won the seat by in 2013, meaning that on two-party preferred, the vote sits at 50-50. Perhaps the youthful assistant minister needs to spend more time with locals and less with tech bros.
Where’s Wyatt? MP goes missing
The Assistant Minister for Innovation is not in the good books with party HQ or voters.