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Campbell Newman

Campbell Newman
Personal data
NicknameNoddy, Can Do Campbell
Date of birth12 August 1963(age 51)
Place of birthCanberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia
Birth nameCampbell Kevin Thomas Newman
NationalityAustralian
Political partyLiberal Party of Australia
Liberal National Party of Queensland
SpouseLisa Newman (née Monsour)
RelationsKevin Newman (father)
Jocelyn Newman (mother)
Alma materRoyal Military College, Duntroon
University of New South Wales
University of Queensland
Launceston Church Grammar School
Military service
AllegianceAustralia
Service/branchAustralian Army
Years of service1981 1993
RankMajor
15th Lord Mayor of Brisbane
In office27 March 2004 - 3 April 2011
DeputyDavid Hinchliffe (2004 2008)
Graham Quirk (2008 2011)
Succeeded byGraham Quirk
Preceded byTim Quinn
Leader of the Liberal National Party
Assumed officeApril 2011
DeputyTim Nicholls
Preceded byJohn-Paul Langbroek

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Campbell Kevin Thomas Newman (born 12 August 1963) is the leader of the Liberal National Party of Queensland. He was the 15th Lord Mayor of Brisbane from 2004 to 2011.

He was elected to the mayoralty in 2004 and re-elected in 2008. Newman's slogan during the 2004 and 2008 election campaigns was "Can Do". It is common for supporters to refer to him as "Can Do Campbell". At Duntroon, he was nicknamed "Noddy", in reference to his appearance during his time in the Army.

Since July 2008, Newman and his Liberal council colleagues have been members of the merged Liberal National Party of Queensland. Jeff Seeney led the LNP state parliamentary opposition from September 2006 until January 2008 when he was ousted in favour of Lawrence Springborg. In March 2011, successive leader John-Paul Langbroek stood down in favour of Newman. Seeney was elected interim opposition leader, Newman will lead the LNP to the next Queensland state election and simultaneously contest the seat of Ashgrove. If he is successful, Newman will assume the position of parliamentary leader of the LNP, and if the party is elected to government, Premier of Queensland.


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