MPs copped a spray when readers asked to give their verdict

EDITORIAL: Anyone who reads letters to editors or - harsher still - delves bravely into news website comments, knows that readers often have a jaundiced view of their chosen political representatives.

So it will come as small surprise that, when we asked our readers to add their verdict to our report card on the first 500 days of LNP state government MPs on the Fraser Coast, the local MPs copped a spray.

It is part of the Chronicle's duty to "watch the watchmen".

Without dismissing the heartfelt opinion of those few hundred readers who responded, I encourage all our readers to look beyond the thumbs-up-thumbs-down reaction and read into the detail of what has - and has not - been achieved, the good and the bad, for our region.

Member for Hervey Bay Ted Sorensen chose not to respond to our questions for the article.

Maryborough Member Anne Maddern brought an optimistic face to the problems of her electorate, saying: "I think there are a lot of good things to come."

The Chronicle joins her in that hope, for both cities and the whole Fraser Coast region.



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