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LNP joins the race

IN THE RUNNING: Russell Schroter is running as the LNP candidate for the seat of Gladstone in the state election.
IN THE RUNNING: Russell Schroter is running as the LNP candidate for the seat of Gladstone in the state election. Brenda Strong GLAOPEN

AND then there were four.

The state election race just got a whole lot more crowded after Russell Schroter, who works out of federal Member for Flynn Ken O'Dowd's office, put his hand up to be the Liberal National Party candidate for the seat of Gladstone.

"I just thought the good people of Gladstone deserved the opportunity to vote for an LNP candidate," Mr Schroter said.

"I think its time for people to recognise that we need a change in Queensland."

The biggest change an LNP government would bring, he said, was to stop relying on the mining sector.

His rival candidates were not too fazed.

"Newman said they would (put someone up) so it's not surprising," Liz Cunningham said.

"It makes it interesting," Anthony Beezley said.

Glenn Butcher said it was strange the LNP had dug a candidate out of Ken O'Dowd's office.


Topics:  candidate, lnp, queensland election 2012




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