Labor lingers over can­di­date nam­ing

Stanthorpe Border Post - - NEWS - So­phie Lester

WHILE ru­mours swirl that a State Elec­tion will be called in the next week, Queens­land Labor is yet to put for­ward a can­di­date for the South­ern Downs.

A party spokesman said Labor would soon name a can­di­date to take on LNP can­di­date James Lis­ter, One Na­tion’s Josh Coyne and in­de­pen­dent Rob Mackenzie in the up­com­ing elec­tion race, but did not spec­ify when the an­nounce­ment would be made.

“We have a small num­ber of seats yet to fi­nalise, the South­ern Downs be­ing one of them, and that will be done soon,” the spokesman said.

The same an­swer was given when this ques­tion had been put to Labor on pre­vi­ous oc­cas­sions.

The spokesman de­clined to com­ment on just how con­fi­dent Labor was head­ing into the elec­tion.

Other can­di­dates have al­ready be­gun erect­ing signs on public lots around the district.

A Reach­tel Poll of more than 4000 Queens­lan­ders, com­mis­sioned by Sky News, found Op­po­si­tion Leader

Tim Ni­cholls may be poised to ride a wave of voter dis­con­tent into of­fice as he is now neck-and-neck with An­nasta­cia Palaszczuk.

On a two-party-pre­ferred ba­sis, the LNP leads Labor 52% to 48%.

PHOTO: SO­PHIE LESTER

UP AND RUN­NING: Posters for South­ern Downs can­di­dates in the loom­ing State Elec­tion are ap­pear­ing around the district.

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