Here is an email exchange between me and an active LNP member. I've been given permission to re-publish this email in the interests of exposing the deep frustration at grassroots level.
Date: Tuesday, 19 June 2018 at 12:32 pm
To: Lyle Shelton <email@example.com>
Subject: Re: Conservative Party
Thank you Lyle my wife and i are heading overseas on July 2nd and not back until the end of August so will miss the August 4th conference which is very very disappointing.
I am a very active LNP member but i am just so over our energy policy or lack of it. Do you know LNP office bearers are trying to spin that there is no change in the Qld LNP's energy policy but we have to win SE Qld. We all hated Bill Shorten saying one thing in Batman and another in Nth Qld, but now we are trying to do the same.
Where is it that you believe in something and debate and argue your case and convince the punters that your way is best.
We will end up at this rate all being tour guides and chefs. It just beggars believe that Turnbull and now Qld LNP are taking us down this path.
I just cannot keep supporting and giving so much of my time, campaigning, fundraising, meetings when this issue is so important to all Australians. I will stop as you can see i am so very angry disappointed and have had a gut full of this ideological rubbish that make them all feel warm and fuzzy and to hell with Australians, working Australians.
On 19 Jun 2018, at 12:12 PM, Lyle Shelton <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
Thanks for contacting us. I’m glad you like our energy policy – you might like this latest media release from me as well https://www.conservatives.org.au/lnp_coal_rift_drives_electricity_prices_up_reliability_down_jobs_offshore
We have many supporters and members in your part of the world but we don’t yet have an active Supporter Group. But if you want to join the party – it costs just $40, you will be kept in the loop with all that is going on. Our next big focus is a conference in Brisbane on August 4. You will need to be a financial member to attend this. It will be a great morning with Cory and a number of other top flight conservative speakers.
Let me know if I can be of further assistance.
Lead Senate Candidate for Queensland