Question time in the Brisbane City Council meeting last night was dominated by fierce debate about a suspended LNP councillor.
Councillor for Tennyson Ward, Nicole Johnston, was last week suspended from the LNP until the end of the year.
The State Executive found she brought the party into disrepute.
Labor councillors say she has been punished for voting against a bus depot in her ward – but the LNP Lord Mayor Campbell Newman rejects that.
“There is a lot more to this matter than the Sherwood bus depot,” Cr Newman said.
He says the Opposition is trying to score political points.
Councillor Johnston objected to some of the Lord Mayor’s comments.
“I find them highly personally offensive and I again ask that you direct him to withdraw them,” she said.
The LNP State Executive released a statement last week which said action taken against Cr Johnston had nothing to do with her voting record or the Sherwood Bus Depot.