Stone exit rocks CLP
RECENTLY re-elected CLP president Shane Stone has resigned.
A former Chief Minister and president of the Liberal Party of Australia, Mr Stone took on the CLP presidency to rebuild the party after it was reduced to two members at the 2016 NT election.
In an email to party members last night, Mr Stone said his resignation would be effective immediately.
“Over the past week I have been exiting my ‘not for profit’ and commercial directorships in preparation for the above,” he said.
“I have further advised the Parliamentary Leader Gary Higgins MLA of my decision and spoken with the two Vice Presidents, General Secretary and Territory Director.”
In his email, Mr Stone said he had requested that senior Vice President Jamie De Brennie be made acting president, pending a decision by the party’s management committee.
But that move has angered some party members in Darwin who wanted to see Rhianna Harker installed as president.