Federal Election 2022: Eden-Monaro contender Mark Schweikert pulls out amid NSW preselection drama

Dan Jervis-Bardy
By Dan Jervis-Bardy
Updated March 30 2022 - 5:31am, first published 5:05am
Former Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council deputy mayor Mark Schweikert. Picture: Supplied

Ex-Navy seaman Jerry Nockles will be rubber-stamped as the Liberals' candidate in Eden-Monaro after his only opponent pulled out amid anger at the Scott Morrison-led move to cancel local preselections and install "captain's picks" in key seats.

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Dan Jervis-Bardy

Dan Jervis-Bardy

Federal Politics Reporter

Dan covers federal politics from Parliament House, with a special focus on climate policy and the NDIS. He has previously reported on ACT politics and urban affairs since joining the Canberra Times in 2018.