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

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