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Liberal Party nominations for the seat of Euroa have opened

LIBERAL Party nominations for the seat of Euroa have opened.

Benalla branch president and local physiotherapist Tony Schneider, who previously had been touted as a frontrunner for the job, confirmed his nomination but declined to comment.

The Liberal Party has been tight-lipped about it’s controversial decision last month to contest the newly created seat, which the National claimed as theirs under the Coalition Agreement.

After repeated requests for comment, a Liberal Party spokeswoman yesterday said there was “no update regarding Euroa at the moment”.

It is understood though that nominations opened last week.

It is unclear if any other nominations for preselection have been received.

Liberal Party Victorian state director Damien Mantach confirmed last month the party would run a candidate in Euroa, creating a three-cornered contest, and expected to “have a candidate in place in July”.

At the time, Victorian Nationals leader Peter Ryan said his Coalition colleagues were “in breach” of the Coalition agreement.

The Nationals preselected 28-year-old Stephanie Ryan in February after current Benalla MP Bill Sykes announced he would not contest at the November 29 election.

Mr Sykes’ seat will form a significant chunk of the new Euroa electorate which comes into effect at this year’s polls following a boundary redistribution.

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