LNP CANDIDATE BUSINESSWOMAN, MOTHER REBECCA YOUNG TO STAND FOR SEAT OF REDLANDS Business owner and mother of four, Rebecca Young, will be the LNP candidate for the seat of Redlands in the October 2024 Queensland election. The born and bred Redlander is also known for her previous position as president of the Redlands Coast Chamber of Commerce. She is familiar with our islands and recognises the ‘tough hill to climb’ to unseat incumbent Member for Redlands, Kim Richards. “I recognise that Kim has been a hard worker for the Redlands and a tough opponent, but I believe I am in with a good chance.’ The seat of Redlands is recognised as ‘marginal’, even though it was LNP for many years until Kim Richards won and retained the seat for Labor. Rebecca knows the islands well, considering she is a life-long resident of the Redlands, having attended Victoria Point State School and Ormiston College in her ‘school days’. Speaking with the Friendly Bay Islander she says a change of government is necessary to support the city of Redlands and the islands. She is full of praise for Queensland Liberal party leader David Crisafulli who, she says, is a ‘wonderful alternative’ to incumbent Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk. “Queensland needs a change, and the islands deserve more input,” Rebecca Young says. “I know many islanders and have a fair idea of many of the issues that confront the islands,” she told The Friendly Bay Islander in an exclusive interview. LNP leader Crisafulli recently said of Rebecca Young, she is a "once-in- a-generation candidate." He added:”You're not going to see a candidate who stands behind the leader like a nodding donkey, I want someone who fights for the area and is a strong voice.” Rebecca Young operates Personalised Freight Solutions at Redland Bay with her family. She added her ‘priorities’ would be to improve the lack of infrastructure, health care, youth crime and policing in the Redlands and social issues on the islands. The 2024 Queensland state election is expected to be held in October.
• Rebecca Young on Russell Island