Labor lingers over candidate naming
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%.
UP AND RUNNING: Posters for Southern Downs candidates in the looming State Election are appearing around the district.