Palmer United Party politically dead after one term


THE 0.19% depicting the Palmer United Party's portion of the national vote for the Senate says it all.

After securing more than 10% of the Senate vote in 2013, that essentially gave the party upper house control, PUP has had its political death sealed at this election.

Three years ago businessman Clive Palmer created the party, which became the go-to point for disillusioned voters.

Now PUP's only remaining senator, Dio Wang, is set to lose his seat, and former colleague-turned-independent Glenn Lazarus has conceded.

The party picked up just 307 votes in the Lower House.

Senator Jacqui Lambie, however, picked up enough votes in Tasmania to keep her Senate seat for the next six years, the only former PUP politician to do so.


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