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Shoalhaven News

Battle for Gilmore pre selection heats up amid concerns on female representation in the Liberals

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It's understood tensions are heating up among local Liberal party power brokers as Gilmore MP Ann Sudmalis faces a possible challenge for preselection by local Real Estate Agent Grant Schultz

The ABC reports Kiama MP Gareth Ward may be backing Mr Schultz but neither are willing to comment publicly on the issue.

Relations between Gareth Ward and Ann Sudmalis haven't been the best lately with the State Government funding 100 percent of the recently completed Princes Highway upgrades amounting to more than half a million dollars.

It's also understood Senior Liberals are concerned about the possibility of another woman losing pre-selection to a man after Queensland Liberal Jane Prentice was rolled by Julian Simmonds.

Female representation has become a serious issue for the party in recent times.

 Photo credit: Office of Ann Sudmalis