Coalition Picks Angie Bell to Replace Steven Ciobo on Gold Coast

April 8, 2019 Updated: April 11, 2019

The Liberal National Party has chosen marketing expert Angie Bell as their candidate to replace Steven Ciobo in Queensland’s safe seat of Moncrieff.

Marketing expert Angie Bell has been named as the Liberal National Party’s candidate to take over the blue-ribbon Queensland seat of Moncrieff from Steven Ciobo.

Bell has been pre-selected at a meeting on Saturday as the candidate to fill the seat held by Mr Ciobo since 2001.

The former president of Liberal National Party Women won the vote from a field of nine, just ahead of Ciobo staffer Karly Abbott.

Liberal National Party President David Hutchinson praised the 51-year-old candidate.

“Angie will be a fantastic voice for Gold Coasters. She’s dynamic, professional and will follow in Steve Ciobo’s footsteps of standing up for the Coast.”

Posted by Angie Bell – LNP for Moncrieff on Monday, April 8, 2019

Bell said her first task was to win the support of voters in Moncrieff.

“I’m looking forward to sharing my passion for the Coast with local residents and seeing the Morrison Government’s infrastructure plan completed,” she said.

The Coalition holds the seat with a comfortable 15 per cent margin, making it the third-safest seat in the state and ninth-safest for the entire country.

Ciobo, who had most recently served as Defence Industries Minister, announced in March that he would not recontest the seat he has held for 17 years.

He is expected to take up a post in the corporate sector.

By Robyn Wuth