Amanda Cooper Aspley

Amanda Cooper for Aspley

by Ted Sorensen
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LNP Leader Deb Frecklington has welcomed the endorsement of Amanda Cooper as the party’s candidate for the seat of Aspley at next year’s state election.

“There is no one better to represent the people of Aspley than Amanda Cooper,” Ms Frecklington said.

“Amanda has served the north Brisbane community for more than a decade as a local councillor and I’m proud to call her a member of my team for the 2020 Queensland state election.

“Amanda is passionate about improving education outcomes and ensuring local schools get the resources they need.

“As a proud mum of three kids, she has been an active member of local school associations alongside her husband Geoff.

“An LNP Government elected in 2020 will air-condition every state school classroom in Queensland because students and teachers deserve cool environments to learn and work in.

“We will declutter the curriculum to put greater teaching emphasis on language, literacy and numeracy.

“Amanda grew up on Brisbane’s northside and is a fierce advocate for the local community.

“She knows exactly how important it is to create local job opportunities in Aspley and is dedicated to economic development in the electorate.”

Ms Frecklington said busting congestion was a key priority for the LNP.

“Amanda has seen how traffic and bottlenecks have brought the northside to a standstill under Labor and she is committed to busting congestion across the region,” she said.

“The LNP will take decisive action to bust Labor’s congestion crisis by working with councils to fix local bottlenecks and to plan future new roads across the southeast.

“The LNP is the only party that will be able to work with local governments and the Federal Coalition to deliver the infrastructure projects Queensland needs for the future.”

Ms Frecklington said Amanda was also passionate about fixing the health system and reducing hospital waiting times.

“Local health services have gone backwards under the Palaszczuk Labor Government,” she said.

“At The Prince Charles Hospital, ambulance ramping has increased by five per cent and surgery wait times have more than doubled under the Palaszczuk Labor Government.

“The LNP will invest resources in reducing waiting lists and re-focus the public health system on patient care.
“Amanda will not only make a formidable candidate, but I have no doubt she will become an outstanding Member of Parliament.”

Ms Frecklington said the incumbent Labor MP had let down the Aspley community and was missing in in action on key community issues.

Party President David Hutchinson said the LNP would field quality candidates in every Queensland seat to return a majority LNP Government on October 31, 2020.

“The LNP has the team, the energy and the plan needed to get Queensland working again,” Mr Hutchinson said.

“With Deb Frecklington leading the most united team in the party’s history and outstanding local candidates like Amanda Cooper, the LNP will show Queenslanders we are the only choice come October next year.

“Deb’s focus is on creating jobs in every corner of the state, building the infrastructure Queensland needs, delivering cheaper electricity and improving health and education outcomes

“The Palaszczuk Labor Government is not working and the only way to fix it is by electing an LNP Government at the 2020 election.”

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