Australian Federal Police are investigating threats made against Independent MP Rob Oakeshott ahead of a planned public meeting at Port Macquarie on the New South Wales mid-north coast.
The meeting, called by the local newspaper in Mr Oakeshott’s seat of Lyne, has been cancelled.
The MP says feelings are running high in some parts of his electorate after his deal with Labor to form a minority government.
Threats are way over the top I feel, but it certainly gives an indication on how the people that voted for him feels. As I wrote about in an earlier post, a lot of people are not happy.
Oakeshott Puts His Hand Up For Speaker Role.
In a statement released today, Mr Oakeshott said he had made the decision in the wake of a series of parliamentary reforms, which he spearheaded, being agreed to by Labor and the Coalition.
But Mr Oakeshott has also indicated he may be open to changing sides after Opposition Leader Tony Abbott said he would try to turn the Member for Lyne and other key Independents that sided with Labor.
Is Oakeshott backpeddling now, I wonder if this is because the people in his home town are not happy and now he is trying to make things right? I think Oakeshott should of made sure on how the people who voted for him felt as well as all other considerations, it seems he didn’t think about these people much at all.