Tim Mander has ruled himself out of the LNP’s leadership race a day after Deb Frecklington quit as the party’s leader. Picture: Josh Woning
Tim Mander has ruled himself out of the LNP’s leadership race a day after Deb Frecklington quit as the party’s leader. Picture: Josh Woning

David Crisafulli nominates for LNP leadership

David Crisafulli is poised to be the next leader of the LNP as he revealed today he would run for the party's top job.

He confirmed today that he would be asking his colleagues for their support ahead of a party room meeting which is expected next week.

"I nominate as someone who can offer the discipline to hold the government to account and the energy to start the four-year task of preparing the LNP for government in 2024," he said.

"Our party, our supporters and those who chose not to support us this time around deserve nothing less.

"In coming days I will be asking my colleagues for their support and sharing with them my play for rebuilding.

"Because this is a decision for the party room, I want to speak with my colleagues further before making any public comment."

Mr Crisafulli also acknowledged the "tireless effort" of outgoing leader Deb Frecklington and deputy Tim Mander.

"Politics can be cruel and we are all hurting following Saturday's result," he said.

"Deb and Tim can be proud of their work ethic and long days trying to secure victory for the LNP."

Tim Mander has ruled himself out of the LNP's leadership race.

Mr Mander has issued a statement, saying it had been a "tremendous honour" to serve as Deb Frecklington's Deputy Leader over the last three years.

"I won't be putting my hand up as a contender in the leadership contest when the LNP party room meeting is convened," he said.

"I will not contest the deputy leadership either.

"I wish the new leadership team all the very best.

"Now is the time for stability and unity and I will serve in any capacity asked of me.

"I want to thank my family for their unwavering support and the people of Everton for putting their faith in me for another four years."


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