Melissa McIntosh endorsed as Liberal Candidate for Lindsay

Federal Member for Lindsay, Melissa McIntosh. Photo: Megan Dunn.
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Melissa McIntosh will fight her third straight Federal Election after being endorsed as the Liberal candidate for Lindsay for the next poll.

McIntosh was ultimately unopposed after Penrith Deputy Mayor Mark Davies pulled out of a preselection battle.

While it’s understood there was support for Davies from some corners, Opposition Leader Peter Dutton pushed hard for McIntosh to be the candidate.

McIntosh was elected as the Member for Lindsay at the 2019 election and went on to win the seat again 2022, even achieving a swing to her despite the Coalition losing government.

“The NSW Liberal Party State Executive has unanimously endorsed me as the Liberal Candidate for Lindsay at the next federal election,” McIntosh said on Monday.

Federal Lindsay MP Melissa McIntosh. Photo: Megan Dunn.

“I am very grateful to receive that support from the Liberal Party, and look forward to continuing the fight in our community against the terrible policies of the Albanese Labor Government, their cuts to western Sydney infrastructure, and the pressure they are putting on everyday Australians who are struggling to pay their bills.”

Labor is yet to hold preselection for the seat with no indication yet who McIntosh will come up against at the next election.

“I love my job as the Member for Lindsay, and look forward to continuing to work hard every day for the best community in the country,” McIntosh said.

“I am also honoured to continue this work with my new portfolio responsibilities as Shadow Minister for Energy Affordability and Shadow Minister for western Sydney.”

Federal Member for Lindsay, Melissa McIntosh.
Troy Dodds

Troy Dodds is the Weekender's Managing Editor and Breaking News Reporter. He has more than 20 years experience as a journalist, working with some of Australia's leading media organisations. In 2023, he was named Editor of the Year at the Mumbrella Publish Awards.

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