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It's raining politicians and allegations at booths

Rockhampton MP Bill Byrne and wife Kim
Rockhampton MP Bill Byrne and wife Kim

POLICE are investigating an incident at a Rockhampton polling booth earlier today.

LNP Senator Matt Canavan has contacted The Bulletin to say the incident allegedly involved LNP candidate for Rockhampton Bridie Luva and the wife of the ALP member, Bill Byrne.

Mr Canavan, who was not present during the incident, said Ms Luva had asked him to speak on her behalf because she was still too "shaken up".

He said the disagreement allegedly started over the placement of an umbrella by Ms Luva near a sign for Mr Byrne.

Senior Sergeant Michael Langsdorf from Rockhampton police confirmed they were investigating a complaint that occurred at the Rockhampton State High School polling booth around midday.

"I can imagine emotions are running high," Mr Canavan said.

"There's been some incidents all around today."

Mr Byrne said it would be unhelpful to speculate.

However, he said he was aware of a number of "supposed incidents" that have occurred across various booths in the Rockhampton area.

"My understanding is that police have been called on a number of occasions, and never by the ALP to my knowledge," he said.

"Those matters will be I'm sure concluded appropriately by the Queensland Police Service, and I am very confident that the facts, as I know them to be, will be revealed.

"If the LNP is suggesting anything that is not accurate then there will be consequences."

Topics:  alp bill byrne bridie luva lnp queensland election 2015



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