Lib­er­als con­sider first male Indi can­di­date for 20 years

The Sunday Mail (Queensland) - - NEWS -

THE Lib­er­als are set to run a male can­di­date in the fed­eral seat of Indi for the first time in 20 years, po­ten­tially open­ing the way for the e Na­tion­als’ Brid­get McKen- zie to throw her r hat into the ring.

Ye s t e r d a y ’ s pre­s­e­lec­tion is un­der­stood to be a three-way race e be­tween project man­ager Steve Mar­tin, busi­ness­man Stephen Brooks and anaes­thetist th ti A An­drew Walpole.

So­phie Mirabella held the north­east Vic­to­rian seat for 12 years for the Lib­er­als be­fore in­de­pen­dent Cathy McGowan won in 2013. Ms McGowan (pic­tured), 6 65, is yet to confi firm if she will c con­test the 2019 e elec­tion and a c com­mu­nity g group, Voices 4 In Indi, is meet­ing in Ja Jan­uary to discu cuss a “succ ces­sion process”. Se­na­tor McKenzi Ken­zie, who is the Na­tion­als’ deputy leader, is un­der­stood to still be con­sid­er­ing a tilt at run­ning for the Lower House.

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