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Liberal National Party elects Cynthia Hardy as Queensland party’s first female president – ABC News

For the first time since the Liberal and National parties merged in Queensland, the LNP chooses a woman as state president, in a move intended to dispel friction between the parliamentary and executive wings.



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For the first time in its history, the Liberal National Party (LNP) has elected a female president to lead the party towards the October state election.

  • Cynthia Hardy has been an LNP member since shortly after the party formed
  • She replaces David Hutchinson as president after months of internal turmoil
  • Former president Gary Spence and Bill Glasson also ran for the position

Cynthia Hardy, who had served as a party vice-president for more than a year, was elevat…

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