« Back to Publications

Toowoomba South MP John McVeigh to resign in two weeks

The Brisbane Times reports (13.4.16) on an announcement from the LNP Opposition that state member for Toowoomba South, John McVeigh, is willing to stand down from Parliament in a fortnight after gaining preselection for the seat of Groom at the coming federal election.

‘A Queensland MP who is trying to switch to federal politics will resign from his state seat on April 29.

‘Toowoomba South MP John McVeigh at the weekend won Liberal National Party preselection to contest the federal seat of Groom at the coming election.

‘”The LNP’s decision (to set a fixed resignation date) will give the state government a respectable amount of time to advise the Queensland Electoral Commission to prepare for a by-election,” Opposition Leader Lawrence Springborg said on Wednesday.’

The TJRyan Foundation does not guarantee the accuracy, currency or completeness of any information or material available on this website. The TJRyan Foundation reserves the right to change information or material on this website at any time without notice. Links from this site to external, non-TJRyan Foundation websites should not be construed as implying any relationship with and/or endorsement of the external site or its content by the TJR Foundation, nor any commercial relationship with the owners of any external site. Should any TJRyan research project be funded by an individual or organisation the source of funding will be stated beside the research report. In all other cases contributions are provided on a pro bono basis.
Receive the latest news

Subscribe To Our Newsletter

Get notified about new articles

This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.