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LNP cuts ties with its founding father as Springborg dumped

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The father of the Queensland Liberal National Party, Lawrence Springborg, has been cut from the leadership of the Queensland political party he once led.

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The Goondiwindi mayor and former leader of the Queensland Liberal National Party has been ousted from its executive team.

Springborg was one of three party trustees.

“Since I have retired from state parliament, I have refrained from engaging in public commentary on public political matters,” Springborg said in a statement on Monday.

“It was a great privilege to represent the interest of LNP members as a party trustee.

“The appointment of party trustees is a matter for the party’s state executive.”

Springborg is an honorary life member of the LNP.

The party has been contacted for comment.

Its leadership was thrown into disarray in June, when damning polling about parliamentary leader Deb Frecklington’s popularity was leaked.

Fingers were pointed at party president David Hutchinson and the so-called “backroom boys” of the LNP.

Calls came from both state and federal MPs for Hutchinson to choose between his voluntary role with the party and his work as a consultant for rival politician Clive Palmer.

Hutchinson resigned from his job with Palmer, however MPs have maintained his position is untenable.

-AAP

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