You won't force me out, Qld MP vows

Embattled Queensland Labor MP Billy Gordon (AAP)

The Qld MP who has plunged the Palaszczuk government into crisis denies violence claims against him, and says he won't be forced out of parliament.

Embattled Queensland MP Billy Gordon has categorically denied bashing his former partner and says he won't give in to an unethical campaign to oust him from parliament.

Mr Gordon has broken his silence after he quit the Labor party on Monday before it could act on the premier's order to expel him.

Annastacia Palaszczuk says Mr Gordon must seriously consider whether he has a future in parliament, while Opposition Leader Lawrence Springborg says he must go to allow a byelection that has the potential to change the government.

Mr Gordon accused both leaders, and independent Speaker Peter Wellington, of leading an unprincipled campaign to force him out of parliament, but he vowed to take his time in deciding what to do.

"The premier, the opposition leader and speaker do not have the power to remove me and I think it's quite unethical that they are trying to do that," he told the Western Cape Bulletin.

"They can't offer inducements or intimidate me."

Mr Gordon said he would cooperate with a police investigation into his former partner's claims of violence, but added: "I categorically deny any allegations of violence."

He said other allegations made by his former partner relating to tax avoidance and failure to pay child support were not "black and white".

"I'm not some kind of deadbeat dad," he said.

Mr Gordon has apologised to the premier and the Labor party for failing to disclose parts of his criminal history but is now also pointing the finger at Labor's selection processes.

"I should have been more open but I went through all the procedures they asked of me," the MP said.

Mr Wellington, who along with the premier initially called on Mr Gordon to leave parliament, on Tuesday said none of the domestic violence claims constituted a legal requirement for Mr Gordon to quit.

Source AAP

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