Stone exit rocks CLP

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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.

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