Snap poll 'ridiculous': Labor

A snap poll isn't needed to rescue Queensland from legislative paralysis, the government says.

It follows media reports senior Labor figures are pressing Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk to make Queenslanders return to the polls in the wake of the Billy Gordon scandal.

A snap election would help firm up narrow parliamentary numbers and ensure legislation can pass smoothly when parliament sits again in May, it's been suggested.

But the notion is "ridiculous", Leader of the House Stirling Hinchliffe said on Monday.

"The situation is that we have the largest number of seats in the Queensland parliament," he said.

"I'm confident about the ability for us to have the support of the parliament."

Mr Hinchliffe said he had "no idea" who the party elders were who have been anonymously quoted in the media as urging the premier to call a snap poll.

Asked if Labor would work with Mr Gordon on the cross bench, he insisted the government would operate with the members elected at January's poll.

But he joined party colleagues in calling for Mr Gordon to resign from parliament to allow for a by-election in his seat of Cook.

Mr Hinchliffe's comments echo those made earlier by Health Minister Cameron Dick, who said cabinet had not discussed a snap poll.

"The premier's made it clear ... she wants the government to govern for the full term," he told Fairfax Radio on Monday.

"I'm not paying too much attention to the media stories today."

Meanwhile, Labor State Secretary Evan Moorhead gave a blunt assessment of the speculation via Twitter: "This is crap."

Opposition transport spokesman Scott Emerson said the speculation was proof "chaos" reigned in the new state parliament.

"What should be sorted out is Labor getting its own house in order," he said.

He said the Liberal National Party hadn't contemplated a snap election, but the opposition was certain it wouldn't accept Mr Gordon's vote.

He called on Labor to help change voting procedures to ensure it wouldn't either.

"We're pushing to make sure there is a mechanism in place in parliament so we don't accept Billy Gordon's vote," he said.

"I would call on Labor to make sure it backs that."

The Clerk of Parliament earlier confirmed political parties would be unable to reject an MP's vote because it wouldn't be known until the final count was completed.

This contrasts with the old system which relied on members walking to opposing sides of the chamber.

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