Australian Consevatives Senator Cory Bernardi.
Australian Consevatives Senator Cory Bernardi. ANDREW TAYLOR

No empty seats: Conservatives flock to see Bernardi

SENATOR Cory Bernardi will address a sold-out crowd in Toowoomba tomorrow ahead of a probable bid to enter the State Election race.

More than 150 residents are expected to pack a room in the Toowoomba Library to see Mr Bernardi, who famously broke away from the Liberal Party to form the Australian Conservatives earlier this year.

After officially registering his party in Victoria, the 47-year-old looks poised to enter Queensland politics after his office confirmed they already had enough members to sign up in the Sunshine State.

The Senator's adviser told The Chronicle the trip Toowoomba would be part of a whirlwind five-date tour of Queensland, with all events sold out.

"It's really his first trip up to Queensland with the new party and so he wants to see his supporters and get to know the state," he said.

"We're not registered in Queensland, but we've got a strong membership base so we've already crossed that threshold.

"(The events) will be exploring on how we move forward on the State Election."

The entry of the Australian Conservatives into Queensland could spell further trouble for the LNP, which has already witnessed its supporter base erode thanks to Pauline Hanson and One Nation.


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