Left to right back: Michelle's eldest daughter Jessica and son in law Tim Price tied the knot at St Paul's Cathedral on June 16, 2012. In pic: Jessica and Tim Price, Kirstin Daniels, ( Michelle's youngest daughter), Michelle Landry and (front) Ella and Balun Martin. ( Michelle's niece and nephew) Photo Contributed
Left to right back: Michelle's eldest daughter Jessica and son in law Tim Price tied the knot at St Paul's Cathedral on June 16, 2012. In pic: Jessica and Tim Price, Kirstin Daniels, ( Michelle's youngest daughter), Michelle Landry and (front) Ella and Balun Martin. ( Michelle's niece and nephew) Photo Contributed

Parishioner asks why LNP candidate attended church service

THE LNP's candidate for Capricornia Michelle Landry certainly hopes God is on her side this coming election.

On Sunday Ms Landry attended a service at St Paul's Cathedral in Rockhampton.

Her attendance drew the ire of one parishioner who contacted The Morning Bulletin to express his disappointment.

"Ms Landry, why did you feel the need to attend church on Sunday when you have never attended this service before?" the parishioner asked.

"Is this because you are looking for votes?"

What do you think of candidates attending church services during election campaigns?

This poll ended on 07 September 2013.

Current Results

If they go regularly, not a problem

39%

They should stay away. Church is for praying, not campaigning

21%

It doesn't bother me

38%

Even if they attend regularly, they should still avoid during campaign time

1%

This is not a scientific poll. The results reflect only the opinions of those who chose to participate.

While conceding she didn't attend church as often as she should, Ms Landry said she had enjoyed the service.

"The minister did introduce me," she said.

"I wouldn't know why people would take any offence, though, at that."

She said her daughter was married at the cathedral last year.

The Very Reverend Lindsay Howie yesterday said every time there was an election, politicians came out of the woodwork.

He said his recognition of Ms Landry at the Sunday service was nothing more than he would do for any candidate.

He denied there was any special prayer offered for her.

Reverend Howie said the church provided no official endorsement of a particular candidate.



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