Oasis contract
Oasis contract

Labor picks minister’s replacement in marginal seat

Townsville councillor Les Walker has won Labor preselection in the ultra-marginal seat of Mundingburra.

Cr Walker, who hails from the party's Right Faction, went up against Simon Mitchell from the Left.It is understood there was overwhelming support for Cr Walker on the ground.

It comes after government minister Coralee O'Rourke, who has held the Townsville seat since 2015, announced she was quitting politics.

She has since revealed she wants to concentrate on her health.

The preselection was held via an online ballot which closed this afternoon.

More to come

 

Les Walker
Les Walker

 

Coralee O’Rourke
Coralee O’Rourke

 

 

 

 

 

Originally published as Labor picks minister's replacement in marginal seat



Laidley police raid sophisticated drug growing operation

Premium Content Laidley police raid sophisticated drug growing operation

After swooping in on a Laidley home, Police discovered a sophisticated growing set...

‘Right to steal’: Magistrate’s spray over Woolies assault

Premium Content ‘Right to steal’: Magistrate’s spray over Woolies assault

An Ipswich court has heard a mum assaulted an employee after being confronted about...

Here is your Friday Top Five, with editor Andrew Korner

Premium Content Here is your Friday Top Five, with editor Andrew Korner

Don’t miss the chance to see your local candidates in action