Watts, Janetzki to contest election for Toowoomba seats

TREVOR Watts and David Janetzki will recontest the next state election as the LNP moves to confirm all 38 sitting members' names will be back on the ballot.

Party leader and member for Clayfield Tim Nicholls said despite the electorate boundary shake-up and the absence of three MPs who recently retired the LNP would contest each region at the election.

They include Toowoomba North MP Trevor Watts and Toowoomba South MP David Janetzki.

Out west, it means Condamine MP Pat Weir will throw his hat back in the ring along with Warrego MP Ann Leahy and Nanango MP Deb Frecklington to the north.

"In recent months and days we've had announcements from the Member for Southern Downs Lawrence Springborg, the Member for Lockyer Ian Rickuss and the Member for Callide Jeff Seeney who have announced their retirement from Queensland politics at the next election," Mr Nicholls said in a statement.

"All remaining 38 LNP members stand united to recontest the next state election, whenever it is called in the next 12 months.

"The LNP pre-selection process for sitting members has already commenced."

The pre-selection process has seen current Lockyer Valley Regional Council Cr Jim McDonald nominated to take over from Mr Rickuss if Mr McDonald pulls in the votes at the election.

Mr Nicholls said the LNP would contest previously un-held seats at the next election.


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