A month after stepping down as transport minister and being outed by a Channel Seven camera crew, NSW MP David Campbell has a new role in Parliament, while his popularity in his electorate remains strong.
Campbell was picked by Independent MP Richard Torbay, who is Speaker in the Legislative Assembly, to be acting Speaker while he is on leave. Torbay told Sydney Star Observer he retained confidence in Campbell’s abilities and was proud to offer him the role, which is unpaid.
Meanwhile the Illawarra Mercury has published the result of a poll of 300 voters in Campbell’s South Coast seat of Keira.
The poll, taken after Campbell was outed, found only one in five voters were now less likely to vote for him. Another one in five said they were more likely to vote for him and 55 percent said their vote remained unchanged.