Factional splits in the Liberal Party could rear their ugly head in the seat of Goulburn.
A number of locals want a greater say on pre - selections, but this is unlikely, given that Pru Goward announced her retirement so close to the next state election.
An " emergency clause " can now be used, allowing Gladys Berejiklian to have the final say.
Local Branch Member Richard Orchard has told 2st it means local people won't get a say on who should represent them.
A meeting this Saturday, to introduce the new candidate has now been cancelled.