It is no secret that I have nominated as the candidate for the LNP for the Federal seat of Flynn.
The Commonwealth Constitution determines that I must resign before the election is called. This rule does not apply to someone in a mayoral position, who can simply take a leave of absence and return to their previous job if they are unsuccessful. As a State MP I am not afforded the same job security.
This morning in the Queensland Parliament I tendered my resignation as the Member for Callide. I extend my thanks to all constituents and supporters over the past 4 and a half years.
I recorded this short video yesterday to express my thanks.