Katter and Palmer to wed in Queensland?

The Katter party wants to hitch its wagon to Clive Palmer's at the next Queensland election.

Katter's Australian Party had a poor showing at the federal election, with party leader Bob Katter expected to hold his seat, but only just.

The party failed to win any other lower or upper house seats, but the fledging Palmer United Party is on track for one lower house seat, and two Senate spots.

The Katter party's Queensland parliamentary leader Ray Hopper says the two parties and independents should work together at the 2015 Queensland election.

That sort of coalition would pose a genuine threat to the Liberal National Party, he says.

"I'll be meeting with Clive in the very near future to talk along these lines," Mr Hopper told the ABC."I've already talked with the MPs that are involved.

"There's five of us that would be involved in that and each one of them is very much onside along those lines.

"As it stands on today's figures we could win another seven or eight seats in Queensland if we do something along those lines."

Bob Katter

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