Liberals consider first male Indi candidate for 20 years
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.