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"We didn’t have a cup of tea, let me put it that way”

POTENTIAL LNP breakaway Carl Judge has told reporters he has been given the silent treatment by his party after crossing the floor on Tuesday.

The member for Brisbane's Yeerongpilly spoke to reporters on Wednesday, saying he would decide his political allegiances on Thursday.

Mr Judge hit the spotlight on Monday after news broke that the LNP told him not to enter the party room until he gave a public declaration of support for Premier Campbell Newman.

It was another crack in the LNP's claims of standing united after Condamine MP Ray Hopper defected to Katter's Australian Party at the weekend.

On Tuesday, Mr Judge crossed the floor to vote against the LNP on a motion that was designed to stop Sunshine Coast MP Peter Wellington from talking.

At the time, one of his colleagues was heard to shout, "Bye Carl".

Mr Judge said after he refused to join his colleagues he had been kept on the outside.

"I have been pretty much left alone if you can imagine," Mr Judge said.

Earlier this week Deputy Premier Jeff Seeney and Gold Coast MP Ray Stevens had tried to "unite him back into the team", he said.

When asked if he was referring to a strongarm tactic from the party, he said, "Well we didn't have a cup of tea, let me put it that way".

"There could have been another approach taken.

"But they decided to do it in the fashion they did."

Mr Judge said he would now carefully consider his options and his constituents before deciding his path.

"It's not something you rush," he said.

"There is no reverse gear on this.

"Once you make a decision, that's it."

Mr Judge would not say if any other LNP members were considering jumping ship, except to say "there are conversations had from time to time".

Topics:  carl judge lnp ray hopper


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