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Former LNP Federal MP and Member for Bowman, Andrew Laming, has declared himself a candidate for the Redland City Council Mayoral position.

It was known that the high profile politician was going to attempt a major ‘comeback’ into the political arena, but it was thought he might have had his sights on either the State MP seats of Redland Bay (Kim Richards ALP) or Capalaba (Don Brown ALP)

So his candidacy for the Mayoral position at Redland City Council has surprised keen and casual observers.

His move back into politics has come after a huge period of controversy and some significant wins for the former Federal LNP representative.

Andrew Laming was ‘forced’ to resign by former Liberal Prime Minister Scott Morrison, after allegations were made.

Not one to take a backward step, Andrew Laming instituted legal actions and had significant defamation wins and judgements against various broadcasters and publications.

These wins played a huge role in the former Bowman Federal MP and Doctor of Medicine, to make a comeback via a substantial position, albeit at a more ‘local’ level.

He is attempting to replace outgoing Mayor, Karen Williams who is retiring after 20 years as a councillor, the past 12 years as Mayor. She has also been not without controversy.

Andrew Laming will be fighting for the Mayoral position against two opponents, Jos Mitchell and Cindy Corrie.

Laming has some strong connections from years working at a Federal level.

He lists street crime, congestion, the ‘hospital’ and cost of living that he stands for.

Jos Mitchell has been on the campaign trail for some time, stating she is an ‘independent’ as all candidates usually do in Local Government.

She has previously worked within the Queensland Police Service in general duties, as a police prosecutor and a regional education and training officer.

She also happens to be an accredited mediator and co-founded a company involved in photographic and design services.

Also married and a mother of three, Jos Mitchell says she stands for “ethical standards, integrity, transparency and ‘genuine community engagement’.

Cindy Corrie is ‘working mum’ who has long been involved in Redlands community activities.

A former president of the Redlands Chamber of Commerce, she says her campaign theme is "Shaping Tomorrow, Together”.

She says collaboration with the community and all levels of government is ‘the key to unlocking our full potential’.

“ I am a strong advocate for sustainable economic development, creating jobs and opportunities for our young Redlanders,” Cindy Corrie says.


A surprise candidate for Division 4 in the March Local Government election for Redland City Council is a fresh new face, Angel Crowden.

The young mother of two, has decided to throw her ‘hat into the ring’, and she wants to stand for Division 4, which takes in Coochiemudlo Island.

The seat is currently held by Cr Lance Hewlett, and Ms Crowden is confident of providing stiff opposition to the long-term councillor.

“Nothing much has changed or happened, particularly in relation to Coochiemudlo Island, and I aim to change that,” the 25-year old said.

Angel Crowden says she is for ‘action, dedication and accountability in council’ and she wants to bring a fresh perspective’ to the council table.



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