Federal assistant minister will have to leave parliament at next election after being defeated by Julian Simmonds

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The Turnbull government minister Jane Prentice will lose her spot in parliament at the next federal election after losing a preselection battle against a former staff member.

The Brisbane City councillor, Julian Simmonds, who previously worked for Prentice, was chosen as the Liberal National party’s candidate for the Queensland seat of Ryan in a preselection ballot on Saturday.

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