Australia Qld LNP President David Hutchinson announces his resignation amid party conflict
Queensland's Liberal National Party to vote on new president three months out from state election
After months of internal unrest and power-struggles between LNP politicians and its senior executives, a new party president will be elected today, with several candidates suggested for the role.Current President David Hutchinson will formally relinquish the position at this evening's state executive meeting, following sustained calls for his resignation.
With three months until the Queensland state election, an internal war inside the LNP party has resulted in party President David Hutchinson announcing his resignation.
LNP pays the price for taking so long to replace David Hutchinson as state president
Last night’s election of a new LNP president is an exercise in damage control as the Queensland Opposition tries to focus its attention on the October 31 state election campaign, writes Peter McCutcheon.It has taken a long time to get here — 50 days in fact since Opposition Leader Deb Frecklington called out the "back-room bullies" of her party's organisational wing for leaking a damaging poll against her.
Mr Hutchinson said "while I feel I have a lot more to give to the LNP, now is the right time for me to step aside and support my successor as they lead the party organisation to a state election victory and beyond".
The shock revelation follows an alleged bitter fall out with Opposition Leader Deb Frecklington.
Candidates who may replace Mr Hutchinson include former party President Gary Spence and current Vice President Cynthia Hardy,
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