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Warren Mundine picked by Scott Morrison to stand in marginal seat of Gilmore 

Guardian,  Paul Karp , 22 Jan 19   Indigenous leader and former Labor boss to be parachuted in as a Liberal in the NSW electorate held by retiring MP Ann Sudmalis

Indigenous leader Warren Mundine will be parachuted in to contest the marginal seat of Gilmore under a Scott Morrison-endorsed plan being considered by the New South Wales Liberal party executive.

On Tuesday the state executive voted to block the preselection of real-estate agent Grant Schultz, who had been picked by local members to contest the seat held by the retiring MP Ann Sudmalis.

Schultz reacted angrily to the decision and vowed to run in the seat as an independent……

The move would complete a lifelong political journey by Mundine from the Labor party, of which he was national president in 2006, to the conservative side of politics, via a stint as the chairman of Tony Abbott’s Indigenous Advisory Council. Mundine has only just applied for Liberal party membership. …..

January 24, 2019 - Posted by | AUSTRALIA - NATIONAL, politics

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