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Candidates for Bligh's seat announced

THE Daylight Saving for South East Queensland Party will contest the state seat of South Brisbane in a by-election at the end of the month.

Party members elected local businesswoman Penny Panorea as their candidate for the seat, which was made vacant after former premier Anna Bligh resigned from politics a day after she led the party to an embarrassing election loss last month.

Ms Panorea admits while the by-election, scheduled for April 28, will not affect who runs the Queensland Government, it would give locals a chance to show their support for daylight savings.

"Many local businesses, including mine, have regular dealings with clients and colleagues in other states and are forced to adjust commercial practices in order to accommodate daylight saving business hours in those states," Ms Panorea said.

Ms Panorea said Queensland's current non-adoption of daylight saving was a 20-year hangover from a referendum held in 1992.

Labor have endorsed long-time local Jackie Trad to contest the by-election.

Former police officer Robert Wardrop will run for Katter's Australian Party, Clem Grehan will run for the Liberal National Party and Jo Bragg will run for the Greens.

Topics:  anna bligh, south brisbane


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