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Vaile welcomes Crossland for Leichardt.



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MARK VAILE ________________________________________________________________________________________________

Parliament House Phone: +61 2 6277 7420

Canberra ACT 2600

Deputy Prime Minister Leader of The Nationals

Monday 17 July 2006

VAILE WELCOMES CROSSLAND FOR LEICHHARDT

Deputy Prime Minister and Leader of The Nationals, Mark Vaile today welcomed Cairns local Ian Crossland’s endorsement as the party’s candidate for the seat of Leichhardt.

Mr Crossland has been endorsed in accordance with the Coalition agreement following highly respected sitting MP Warren Entsch’s announcement that he will not seek another term in Parliament.

“I have every confidence that Ian Crossland will continue the good work of Warren Entsch and be a strong voice for the local communities of Leichhardt within the Coalition Government,” Mr Vaile said.

Contact: Richard Forbes 02 6277 7420 or 0418 273 475