THE LNP has formally endorsed long-serving local MP Warren Entsch as the party’s candidate for Leichhardt in the upcoming federal election.
Mr Entsch received the notification letter this week from the headquarters of the LNP, although the actual decision was approved at a meeting on 24 November.
“I’m very pleased to confirm that I’ve been pre-selected unopposed to represent Leichhardt in this year’s federal election,” Mr Entsch said.
“I’m looking forward to advocating for local projects including the establishment of the Tropical Campus of the Australian Institute of Sport and related infrastructure, ongoing upgrades to the Bruce Highway, and supporting the creation of a new meeting and entertainment precinct in Port Douglas alongside the lagoon and waterfront redevelopment.
“I’m also committed to the sustainable, multiple use of our oceans and waterways, and, of course, rejecting the lockout mentality promoted by the current Labor government through the proposed blanket World Heritage Listing of Cape York and the Coral Sea Marine park.
“It’s time for a change in government – the election can’t come soon enough.”
Throughout Queensland, the party received almost 140 applications for endorsement and has completed pre-selection for the Senate and all bar one of the state’s 30 federal divisions.
Pre-selection in the final seat, Kennedy, will take place in coming months.