Capalaba MP Don Brown wants answers on Bowman MP Andrew Laming's state election spending

Capalaba MP Don Brown.

Capalaba MP Don Brown.

CAPALABA Labor MP Don Brown has called on federal LNP MP Andrew Laming to release the figures on how much taxpayers are being billed for his spending on mail-outs and newspaper advertising in the lead up to the state election.

Mr Laming said only two LNP mail-outs had been delivered in the Capalaba area.

Mr Brown accused Mr Laming of spending large taxpayer sums to influence the state poll.

"Mr Laming is easily spending more than $100,000 in taxpayers money in advertising for this state election.

"We have seen it in past state and council elections, even the mayor had to intervene at the last election, but he is yet to stop," he said.

In March this year Redlands mayor Karen Williams wrote to Mr Laming asking him to keep out of the council election.

It came after she launched the Pledgenot2sledge campaign to try and maintain a level of respect and truth during the campaign.

Cr Williams had urged Mr Laming to turn his mind to federal government issues and allow the local election to be determined through a fair debate of ideas and vision.

Mr Brown said it was wrong for the Bowman MP to spend taxpayers' money to interfere in the election of another level of government.

"You can easily tell the taxpayer is picking up the tab for the LNP's campaign because you hardly see any mail or newspaper ads of their own, paid for by the LNP," Mr Brown said.

Mr Laming said Capalaba households had received Redlands Biggest Survey and a piece on Labor's removal of the Leslie Harrison Dam gates during the election period.

"Both mail-outs cost $2272 to print and deliver," he said.

He said correspondence was pre-authorised by Canberra public servants to ensure they were compliant.

Mr Laming also campaigned in the marginal Redlands seat where LNP candidate Henry Pike is up against Labor's Kim Richards.