John Bjelke-Petersen is running in the seat of Callide for the Palmer United Party.
John Bjelke-Petersen is running in the seat of Callide for the Palmer United Party. Helen Spelitis

John Bjelke-Petersen to run against Seeney

THE seat of Callide is shaping up to be a battleground.

At the next election the son of former Queensland Premier Joh-Bjelke Petersen will run for the state seat of Callide.

John Bjelke-Petersen put his hand up to run for the Palmer United Party, challenging Deputy Premier Jeff Seeney.

He said the big issue motivating him to run in the election was opposition to privatisation or leasing of state owned assets.

"Whilst it may take longer to get the debt under control we need to keep these assets in government hands," he said.

"I think the election coming up will be a vote on if people want to sell off an essential service."

It won't be the first time trying his hand at politics after running for the state seat of Nanango for the National party in 2006 and 2009.

In 2013 he left the Liberal National Party after becoming disillusioned with the state government and in late 2013 ran for the Federal electorate of Maranoa for the Palmer United Party.

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