Wa­ters re­jects state MP run

Townsville Bulletin - - NATION -

FOR­MER Greens Se­na­tor Larissa Wa­ters has ruled out run­ning against Deputy Pre­mier Jackie Trad in the next elec­tion.

Ms Wa­ters was forced to re­sign last week when it emerged she was a dual Aus­tralian- Cana­dian cit­i­zen, in con­tra­ven­tion of con­sti­tu­tional rules for fed­eral MPs.

It led to spec­u­la­tion she may vie for the Queens­land Par­lia­ment – which al­lows dual cit­i­zens – in the seat of South Bris­bane, where a chal­lenge is ex­pected from the Greens.

But Ms Wa­ters has ruled that out, writ­ing on Twit­ter that she would not be parachuted in.

She said can­di­date Amy MacMa­hon would run “and win”.

Ms Trad was out in the elec­torate yes­ter­day with grass­roots cam­paign­ers.

She door­knocked with La­bor vol­un­teers in the Dut­ton Park area fol­low­ing a bar­be­cue at Har­mony Park.

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