Clive Palmer.
Clive Palmer.

'Sorry Lazarus was out of control', says Clive Palmer

FAIRFAX MP Clive Palmer has apologised to Queensland voters for losing control over his party's former Senator Glenn Lazarus as he scrambles to find potential candidates for the next election. 

Newslimited has reported Mr Palmer warned potential applicants they will be forced to pay back any money spent on their campaign if they win a seat and later leave the party. 

Should pollies pay back campaign money if they leave the party after winning the public vote?

This poll ended on 31 July 2015.

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Mr Palmer attacked his former ally in a letter to voters. 

He said he wanted to "apologise to all voters in Queensland for the fact that our Queensland Senator, elected only because of Palmer United Party votes, has let you down by withdrawing from the political battlefield when it got too hot for him."

The PUP leader conceded his party was no longer influential in the Senate after the departure of Senator Lazarus and Tasmanian Jacqui Lambie.