Liberal National Party of Queensland


Liberal National Party of Queensland

Infobox_Australian_Political_Party
party_name = Liberal National Party of Queensland
party_
party_wikicolourid = Liberal
leader = Lawrence Springborg
deputy = Mark McArdle | president = Bruce McIver
foundation = 2008
predecessor = Liberal Party of Australia (Queensland Division),
National Party of Australia - Queensland
ideology = Conservative liberalism,
Liberal conservatism
position = Centre-Right
colors = Royal Blue
international =
headquarters = Brisbane
holds_government =
website = [http://www.lnp.org.au/ http://www.lnp.org.au/] |

The Liberal National Party (LNP) is a political party in Queensland, Australia. It was formed by a merger of the Queensland divisions of the Liberal and National parties. It was approved by the Liberal State Council on 26 July 2008. The newly merged party is the Queensland division of the Liberal Party of Australia, currently affiliated with the National Party of Australia, and have a new constitution.cite news |first=Marissa |last=Calligeros |title=New political force for Queensland |url=http://www.brisbanetimes.com.au/news/queensland/new-political-force-for-queensland/2008/07/27/1217097029005.html |publisher="Brisbane Times" |date=2008-07-28 |accessdate=2008-07-28 ]

After the July 2008 merger, the party had 25 members in the Queensland Legislative Assembly, the unicameral house of the Parliament of Queensland: 17 originally elected as National Party members, 8 originally elected as Liberal Party members. National party leader Lawrence Springborg became party leader and leader of the opposition. Liberal party leader Mark McArdle became deputy leader of the new party, and deputy leader of the opposition.

As of September 2008, the merger has not taken effect at the Federal level: Queensland Liberal and National party representatives and Senators have remained affiliated to their respective parties.

References

ee also

* Liberal-National party merger
* Queensland state election, 2006

External links

* [http://www.lnp.org.au/ Liberal National Party of Queensland Official Website]
* [http://www.qld.liberal.org.au/mergerproposal.aspx Liberal Party Merger Announcement]
* [http://www.qld.liberal.org.au/pdf/merger/Draft%20Constitution.pdf Draft Constitution] PDF
* [http://www.abc.net.au/news/stories/2008/10/03/2380988.htm Federal Approval]


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