Deb Frecklington has announced she will stand aside as leader of the opposition, following the weekend’s election result.
Despite announcing that she would stay on as leader during her concession speech on Saturday night, she’s now said that a day with her family has changed her mind.
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It comes as reports swirl that a Gold Coast MP may be mounting a leadership challenge.
Various members are believed to have privately thrown support behind David Crisafulli on Saturday night.
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Ms Frecklington has not publicly thrown her support behind anyone to succeed her, not even LNP deputy leader Tim Mander.
Ms Frecklington also apologised for her party’s performance at the 2020 state election, saying that Covid has created a very difficult year for politics.
Ms Frecklington will wait to hear from the electoral commission about the final seats, before convening a party meeting to appoint a new leader.
It’s understood she will stay on to serve the party in whatever way necessary.