Mal Brough has won Liberal National Party preselection for the Queensland seat of Fisher.
Fisher is currently held by Peter Slipper. Slipper left the LNP last year after accepting the position of Speaker of the House of Representatives.
Brough previously represented the electorate of Longman but was defeated in the 2007 election.
Brough defeated five other candidates for the preselection, including the LNP’s former state director, James McGrath. Whilst former Prime Minister John Howard supported Brough, McGrath was supported by Joe Hockey, Julie Bishop and Malcolm Turnbull.