Labor picks minister’s replacement in marginal seat
Townsville councillor Les Walker has won Labor preselection in the ultra-marginal seat of Mundingburra.
Cr Walker, who hails from the party's Right Faction, went up against Simon Mitchell from the Left.It is understood there was overwhelming support for Cr Walker on the ground.
It comes after government minister Coralee O'Rourke, who has held the Townsville seat since 2015, announced she was quitting politics.
She has since revealed she wants to concentrate on her health.
The preselection was held via an online ballot which closed this afternoon.
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Originally published as Labor picks minister's replacement in marginal seat