Qld LNP to elect new state president

Qld LNP to elect new state president


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A replacement for Queensland's LNP state president Gary Spence will be chosen on Tuesday.

A replacement for Queensland's LNP state president Gary Spence will be chosen on Tuesday.

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LNP will choose a new state president on Tuesday following the resignation of Gary Spence.

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Queensland's Liberal National Party will choose a new state president on Tuesday following the resignation of Gary Spence.

Mr Spence stepped down from the position on Friday, blaming new developer donation laws introduced by the state's Labor government for his decision.

Mr Spence said his position as chairman of engineering consultancy firm PeakUrban made him a "prohibited donor" subject to hefty fines and prison time if he stayed in both roles.

He had recently been at the centre of tensions between the LNP's party and parliamentary wings, after threatening the preselections of three MPs for voting with the Labor government to decriminalise abortion.

He was also involved in the ousting of Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull earlier this year, advocating behind the scenes for initial challenger Peter Dutton before Scott Morrison snapped up the top job.

LNP deputy leader Tim Leader said on Monday he would love to see former opposition leader Lawrence Springborg voted in by the state executive.

"Lawrence is a real hero of our party and someone like Lawrence would be fantastic in this position," he said.

"I'm not sure if Lawrence is interested, but there are many candidates I'm sure that could do a great job."

LNP city vice-president David Hutchinson is also understood to be among a shortlist of candidates to take over the role.

Australian Associated Press

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