North Queensland MP Rosemary Menkens won’t contest the next poll for the Liberal National Party, despite pressure to stay on.
A north Queensland state MP says it’s time for her to bow out of politics and she won’t contest next year’s poll for the Liberal National Party.
Burdekin MP Rosemary Menkens has announced her retirement but says many have been pressuring her to stay on for the good of the party.
“I do admit I’ve had a lot of people trying to talk me into not leaving,” she told the ABC.
“But as I say, there does come a time when you do have to make these decisions. I guess I am past the average age of retirement.”
Ms Menkens has held the seat since 2004, and holds it with a margin of almost 25 per cent.
LNP state president Bruce McIver said she’d been a committed MP for her electorate.
“She’s been a champion of major projects like Abbot Point, which will create local jobs and benefit the local economy,” he said.