Ian Rickuss wins LNP Lockyer preselection fight

Ian Rickuss has won preselection for the LNP in Lockyer, a seat he has held since 2004.
Ian Rickuss has won preselection for the LNP in Lockyer, a seat he has held since 2004.

THE sitting MP Ian Rickuss has beaten off a strong challenge to win pre-selection for the seat of Lockyer on the weekend.

Mr Rickuss faced competition from Lockyer Valley Regional councillor and former motor racing star Derek Pingel but won pre-selection in a ballot of local LNP members on Saturday.

The result means Mr Rickuss will represent the party at the next state election due in early 2015.

LNP President, Bruce McIver, congratulated Mr Rickuss, who was first elected to the Queensland Parliament in 2004 when he defeated sitting member Bill Flynn in another pre-selection contest.

"Ian Rickuss has worked hard for the people of Lockyer as part of the Newman LNP Government and local members have now given him the opportunity to continue that work," Mr McIver said.

Mr McIver said Mr Rickuss had a strong connection to the community which has been evident in the work he had done in recent Lockyer Valley floods.

"Ian will continue be a committed member of the LNP team which has a strong plan to continue taking Lockyer, and Queensland forward," Mr McIver said.

In 2012 Mr Rickuss comfortably won the seat with 52% of the vote, over twice that of the 23% gained by Dave Neuendorf for Katters Australian Party in second place.

Mr Neuendorf has also renominated for the KAP in the 2015 election.

Regency Downs special ed teacher Steve Leese will also contest the election having nominated for the ALP.

Topics:  ian rickuss lnp lockyer

Stay Connected

Update your news preferences and get the latest news delivered to your inbox.

A new life off the race track

Lockyer Equestrian Group Club Championship champions (back from left) Sharyn Ross, Josh Dingle, Gary Jameison, Kate Turner, April Wain (front) Tannyth Shackell, Sophie Brennan, Cheryl Douyere and Lise' Leatherbarrow.

Lockyer riders claim dressage club championship

Cutting draws new faces for second Queensland event

FOCUS: It was a fiercely contested day of competition at the Lockyer Farms Arena.

The Australian Cutting Horse held their second QLD show.

Qualipac snags best business award

WINNERS ARE GRINNERS: Qualipac Pty Ltd took home the Business of the Year Award at the 2016 Lockyer Valley Business, Training and Apprenticeship Awards.

The farming enterprise won the top prize at the Business Awards.

Local Partners

Bindi Irwin 'honoured' to make MAXIM HOT 100 list

Wildlife Warrior named among Australia's most beautiful women

Len Wiseman files for divorce from Kate Beckinsale

Kate Beckinsale

Len Wiseman has filed for divorce from Kate Beckinsale

First look at Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life series

Lauren Graham and Alexis Bledel in a scene from the TV series Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life.

NETFLIX drops first trailer for its revival of fan favourite.

Hugh Laurie will get a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame

Hugh Laurie

Hugh Laurie is set to get a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame

How Kristie blind-sided everyone to win Australian Survivor

Kristie Bennett wins Australian Survivor.

FAN favourite says she was underestimated by her competitors.

Steve Irwin's final days through dad's eyes

Bob Irwin with his son Steve.

'You never expect that’s the last time you’re going to see your son'

Tough times in CBD: Woolies says goodbye Ipswich

Woolworths in the Ipswich Mall.Photo: Rob Williams / The Queensland Times

The last day of trading will be January 1

Look at me! Kath and Kim home up for sale

Kath and Kim from the iconic Aussie TV series.

'Crack open the Baileys and grab a box of BBQ Shapes'

How to fit 100,000 new homes on the Coast

Property, real estate, housing, suburb,  August 2016

Fitting 2m extra people in south-east Qld in 25 years a balance

Hinterland horse stud passed in for $8.25 million

UNREAL: This Maleny estate is incredible.

12-bedroom hinterland horse stud still available

Hit songwriter's Noosa mansion on market

SPECIAL PLACE: The Cintamani estate is going to tender, marketed by Tom Offermann Real Estate.

Is this Queensland's best property?

Kiwi siblings snap up Dotcom mansion for $32.5m

The new toy company owners of the Coatesville mansion want replace any controversy with positivity and fun. Photo / Barfoot and Thompson

The trio paid $32.5 million for the property in June