Sophie Mirabella (@MirabellaSophie) won Liberal party preselection today at Benalla, setting up a rematch in what will likely be the most watched seat at the next federal election, Indi.
— Sophie Mirabella (@MirabellaSophie) June 28, 2015
Earlier in June, Cathy McGowan MP (@IndigoCathy) announced she will contest the next election.
Mirabella beat Melbourne-based anaesthetist, Andrew Walpole and Wodonga businessman, Kevin Ekendahl to run in Indi at the next federal election.
An slap in the face to voters in Indi. Sophie Mirabella has been preselected to run for Indi.
— Eric Kerr for Indi (@EricKerrforIndi) June 28, 2015
The Nationals have announced they’ll run a candidate in the seat, but have not been through the preselection process. Marty Corboy (@marty_corboy) is widely tipped to run for the Nationals. Corboy told No Fibs:
A convincing win and clearly the candidate the Liberal party want to represent them at the forthcoming election. I wish her well.
Cathy McGowan MP Statement on Sophie Mirabella winning preselection
Cathy McGowan MP interviewed by 3AW
— ABCGoulburnMurray (@ABCGM) June 28, 2015
— Shana Morgan (@shana_morgan) June 28, 2015