Shooters Party MP Robert Brown is chasing the fishing vote. Just about every newsletter he issues now mentions fishing. However, he is quite a latecomer. There is already a Fishing Party and it does not think much of the idea of another party pinching its votes.
This is what the Fishing Party’s Chairman Bob Smith had to say about who to vote for in the NSW election in March:
I’m afraid most fishermen are not shooters and there is 1 million of them in NSW.
History shows that the Shooters have voted with the government on fishing matters since Mr JT was elected
Sorry but they have had 12 years of that so it is time to give TFP a go. TFP can vote on shooting matters if they get the chance and still oppose the greens on appropriate and supporter base matters.
The Fishing Party
The Shooters Party is venonomous in its attitude to any other party with pro-shooting policies. Just look at its hostility to the LDP and the Nationals. But that doesn’t seem to prevent it from sneaking into someone else’s patch.
Of course, in the end votes are not owned by any party. They must be won every election. That’s something no party can afford to forget.