Fisher Family First candidate Tony Moore
Fisher Family First candidate Tony Moore

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.

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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."

Earlier, this week at a Fisher forum, Mr Brough said he had not made up his mind on gay marriage, surprising the conservative crowd.

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