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Kathy Smith resigns due to return of cancer
Council withdraws Bullion St carpark from sale
Fines issued over pelican attack
Council presses Cabinet on channel dredging
Chief magistrate presses on with court changes
Lawyer receives scathing letter from chief magistrate
Labor branch condemns rail crossing decision
Demand for new villas and large homes
Time for a new Member, says Chamber
One Nation not registered for Gosford by-election
Belinda Neal may seek election for Gosford
Labor will have strong candidate, says senator
Liberal candidate to be announced soon
Best wishes for Kathy Smith
Third MP to resign due to illness or to die in office
Roads Minister visit was 'important', says MacDonald
Seven intersections, nine roads need funds - Chamber
Chamber warns of voter backlash
Nursing student seriously assaulted
Government insists election will be held on September 9
Let administrator merge planning schemes, says Wales
Gosford audit report delayed until March
More water refill stations
Premier confirms election timing
Progress association to hold annual meeting
New member at Rotary
Rotary donates defibrillator
Community fair
Stall raises funds for guide dogs
Cafe owner leaves 20-year fast food career
Travel expo attracts 30 service providers
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No evidence new wharf is needed
Apply jetski ban to Central Coast
Disappointed to have been misquoted
Justification for underpass has been made
No wonder Trump is president
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Lifeline offers counselling in Woy Woy
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Eyeing the life of a travelling musician
Seasoned folk musicians play at Troubadour
Dancers come to Ettalong
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Maintenance backlog tops $3M, say Shadow Minister
Volunteer ethics teachers sought
Former teacher dies
Yarning circle complete
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PCYC gym club is small club of the year
Woy Woy bowler wins Hawaii trip
Women's golf club seeks playing members
Outstanding results in tough conditions
Hayden is junior lifesaver of the year
Social golf club celebrates 50 years
Annual match with blind cricket team
No victories for Peninsula teams

Liberal candidate to be announced soon

The Liberal Party is expected announce its candidate for the Gosford by-election "in the near future".

The NSW Director of the Party, Mr Chris Noble is expected to make the announcement.

"It will then become an organisational matter," said Parliamentary Secretary for the Central Coast, Mr Scot MacDonald.

The Liberal Party has already run a "faux ballot" to measure its members' views about whether they want to run a candidate in that seat and preferences for nominees, Mr MacDonald said.

He said Mr Noble would announce when nominations would open and close to give members a timeframe for the announcement of their candidate.

"The decision will overwhelmingly have a local component," he said.

Darkinjung Local Aboriginal Land Council chief executive officer Mr Sean Gordon had already expressed interest in running for the Liberal Party.

"I think it is a wonderful thing," Mr MacDonald said.

"Putting politics aside, since Linda Burney left the NSW Parliament there has been no Aboriginal presence.

"When I have spoken to Sean about it, I told him to consider that he has a duty to put his hand up and be that Aboriginal presence in the State Parliament because we have been poorer for not having that presence," he said.

Mr Gordon was born in Brewarrina in north western NSW and moved his family to the Central Coast 15 years ago.

He does not live on the Peninsula.

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