Can-Do coup

Townsville Bulletin - - Front Page -

BRIS­BANE Lord Mayor Camp­bell New­man will lead the LNP into the next state elec­tion, set­ting up a ti­tanic battle with Premier Anna Bligh.

It fol­lows the res­ig­na­tion yes­ter­day of for­mer Op­po­si­tion Leader John-Paul Lang­broek and his deputy Lawrence Spring­borg af­ter a LNP coup or­ches­trated by the party’s or­gan­i­sa­tional wing and a rebel group of MPs.

Queens­lan­ders now look in­creas­ingly likely to go to the polls much ear­lier than ex­pected.

Cr New­man will seek to win the Bris­bane seat of Ash­grove and will lead the con­ser­va­tives dur­ing an elec­tion cam­paign, even though he is not yet an elected MP.

Camp­bell New­man

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