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Geraldton Liberal party branch yet to secure preselection nominees days before entries close

Anna CoxGeraldton Guardian
Durack MP Melissa Price.
Camera IconDurack MP Melissa Price. Credit: Cain Andrews/RegionalHUB

The Geraldton Liberal party branch is yet to receive any nominations for preselection for the 2025 State Election just days before entries close.

With nominations for the preselection process closing on Wednesday May 29, a spokesperson for the branch confirmed on Friday they were yet to know of anyone who had thrown their hat in the ring.

“We’re not worried, we know of a number of people who have expressed interest but it’s likely to be last minute submissions,” they said.

Businessman and president of the Geraldton and Durack Liberal party branches Rob Dines has confirmed he will not be nominating for preselection.

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The former Liberal candidate ran for the Geraldton seat unsuccessfully in 2021, losing to Labor’s Lara Dalton.

“Circumstances have changed for me,” Mr Dines told the Geraldton Guardian in February.

He listed his young family, growing business and age as the trio of reasons he would not be nominating for the Liberal party this time around.

Geraldton local and managing director of WA Planning and Logistics Kathryn Jackson has successfully secured a position on the Upper House ticket for the Liberal Party.

If a Liberal candidate does present themselves by next Wednesday and they are endorsed by the party, they will be running against Nationals WA Geraldton hopeful Kirrilee Warr and Labor one-term incumbent Ms Dalton.

Labor has yet to undergo its preselection process for the seat of Geraldton.

The Liberals hold the federal electorate of Durack, under Melissa Price who first won the seat in 2013.

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