Chinchilla LNP members get behind Boyce
AFTER running a strong campaign against the Electoral Commission of Queensland's redistribution of the Warrego electorate earlier this year, the Chinchilla LNP branch says it is on board with LNP candidate for Callide, Colin Boyce.
Three Chinchilla locals have been elected to the LNP Callide State Electoral Council following Mr Boyce's nomination.
Former LNP Warrego Electoral Council chairman and Chinchilla LNP branch president Rodney Smith has been elected as chairman, while Julie Gorring and Philip Spann have been elected as secretary
and treasurer respectively.
Mr Smith said while the Chinchilla LNP branch lost its bid to keep Chinchilla in the Warrego electorate, it was now busy "flying the LNP flag” and working to get Mr Boyce elected.
"We've just got to get on with it... there was a democratic pre-selection where five candidates stood and Col was the winner and now as a branch we get behind him and campaign with him to get him elected.”
Mr Smith said having three locals nominated to the council meant the region was in a unique position to have its interests heard.
"When the locals realise and see that the main execs are from here it will resonate with them,” Mr Smith said.
"They say to me 'at least we're not forgotten',” he said.
Mr Boyce said he was "very happy” to have Chinchilla representatives supporting his campaign.
"They oversee everything, they are experienced in what they do... the positions were put up for nominations and they were the people that were nominated and I'm very happy to have them.”