Barnaby Joyce’s father-in-law Peter Campion to go against Bob Katter in federal election for Kennedy


Barnaby Joyce’s father-in-law – who famously said he wanted to BURN the Deputy PM alive – will stand at the next election for Clive Palmer’s party

  • Barnaby Joyce’s father-in-law has announced he will stand for election
  • Peter Campion is competing against long-standing MP for Kennedy electorate
  • Mr Campion made headlines in 2018 when he famously called Mr Joyce a sheep
  • The current member for Kennedy Bob Katter has held the seat since 1993 










Barnaby Joyce’s estranged father-in-law will stand at the next election for Clive Palmer’s United Australia Party.

Peter Campion, the colourful father of Vikki Campion, will contest the north Queensland seat of Kennedy at the 2022 election.

Mr Campion has repeatedly lashed out at his son-in-law Barnaby Joyce in bizarre terms – describing him as a ‘sheep’ that deserved to be ‘roasted on a spit.’ 

Peter Campion - the father of Vikki Campion - said he was going to 'roast' the Deputy PM 'like the lamb he is'

Peter Campion – the father of Vikki Campion – said he was going to ‘roast’ the Deputy PM ‘like the lamb he is’

Mr Campion will be running against outspoken MP Bob Katter (pictured left) who has held the seat since 1993

Mr Campion will be running against outspoken MP Bob Katter (pictured left) who has held the seat since 1993

Kennedy is currently held by maverick independent MP Bob Katter, who has represented the electorate since 1993. 

Mr Campion said he would campaign for reducing large levels of government debt and stopping net-zero emissions targets.

‘Net-zero means no jobs and no future for our community, and we have got to stop the Liberal-Labor alliance,’ he said in a statement.

‘I think all members of the community appreciate Mr Katter’s service to the people of Queensland and recognise that he is entitled to spend more time with his family.’ 

Mr Campion found out through media that his daughter Vikki Campion (pictured) was pregnant with Mr Joyce and took to the media to slam the Deputy PM

Mr Campion found out through media that his daughter Vikki Campion (pictured) was pregnant with Mr Joyce and took to the media to slam the Deputy PM

It is believed Ms Campion and Mr Joyce began their affair while she was his employee and announced the pregnancy after the breakdown of Mr Joyce's previous marriage

It is believed Ms Campion and Mr Joyce began their affair while she was his employee and announced the pregnancy after the breakdown of Mr Joyce’s previous marriage

Mr Campion publicly lashed out at Mr Joyce after learning about his daughter’s pregnancy through the media.   

Ms Campion and Mr Joyce were exposed as having a love affair that resulted in a child following the breakdown of his marriage in 2017. 

Their relationship began while Ms Campion was still working for Mr Joyce at Parliament House in Canberra. 

Mr Campion later told reporters Mr Joyce deserved to be roasted ‘like the lamb he is.’

‘We’re saving a place by the fire and by the fire, I mean over the fire. I’ve got rather a taste for lamb roast at the moment and I think the Deputy Prime Minister on a spit would be quite a sight,’ he said. 

Barnaby Joyce's father-in-law Peter Campion has announced he will be running for the seat of Kennedy under the Clive Palmer's (pictured) United Australia Party

Barnaby Joyce’s father-in-law Peter Campion has announced he will be running for the seat of Kennedy under the Clive Palmer’s (pictured) United Australia Party

Prior to the announcement Ms Campion had not spoken to her father for several years but the now-politician had no reservations about criticising his son-in-law.

‘Vikki’s mother and I think that with Baaa-naby [sic] as dad the kid will probably be a perfect little lamb,’ he said in a statement made to the Cairns Post.

Mr Campion’s new opponent isn’t without his fair share of controversies.

In early 2019 Mr Katter was slammed by Australian mental health groups after calling homosexuality a ‘fashion statement.’  

Mr Katter was criticised by Australian mental health institutions after he called homosexuality a 'fashion statement'

Mr Katter was criticised by Australian mental health institutions after he called homosexuality a ‘fashion statement’

‘In my whole life up to 50, I had never seen or heard of a homosexual person. Now it’s fashionable, it’s just like a fashion trend – tomorrow there’ll be another fashion,’ he said.

‘I just don’t want to waste any time on it.’ 

The comments were slammed as ‘damaging’ to young people at risk. 

Mr Katter holds the seat on a 13 per cent margin, with the long-serving MP boosting his margin by more than two per cent at the last election. 

On a 2019 campaign trail in regional Queensland Mr Katter described homosexuality as 'just like a fashion trend' and claimed he'd previously 'never seen or heard of a homosexual person'

On a 2019 campaign trail in regional Queensland Mr Katter described homosexuality as ‘just like a fashion trend’ and claimed he’d previously ‘never seen or heard of a homosexual person’

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