Amanda Stoker

Amanda Stoker’s Queensland Candidacy Triggers Left-Wing Christian Haters

12 October 2023

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Amanda Stoker is returning to the political arena.

The mum of three, Sky News host, and former federal senator announced her Queensland candidacy on Instagram.

Stoker will run as the LNP candidate for Oodgeroo (Cleveland, east of Brisbane).

Supporting the Coalition’s shot at the 2024 state election, Stoker said she was ‘motivated and energised by the chance to ease the pain that Queenslanders are suffering, including in the Redlands.’

Dedicating herself to ‘delivering on the basics,’ Stoker added,

 ‘People deserve a safe community, a hospital they can count on, a cost of living they can afford and for their kids to aspire to buy a home of their own.

‘I’m proud to be part of an LNP team that’s prepared to stand up and do what’s right.’

Her announcement followed Mark Robinson’s intention to retire.

Robinson, a Christian, is Cleveland’s current long-serving MP. He announced in June his intention to step down.

Replacing Robinson with Stoker, also a Christian, is a sound move for an area described as a “mini-Bible belt.”

This was confirmed by the typical disingenuous left-wing nonsense her candidacy triggered.

Leftist Backlash

The Christian-hating Guardian wasn’t happy.

Attempting to derail her candidacy, the Guardian labelled Stoker ‘a fringe right favourite.’

Seemingly infuriated by her daring to ‘resurrect’ a political career, The Guardian then diagnosed Stoker’s ‘Christian faction ties’ as trouble for ‘moderates’ — read the Labor-lite faction of the LNP.

Stoker being a woman, wife, and mother, wanting to return to the workforce be damned.

The #MeToo, gender-equality Guardian was more interested in putting Stoker down for her pro-life activism.

They continued to berate the preselection, describing her as irrelevant and painting her Christian position on key issues as an incompatible liability.

‘The figurehead of the LNP’s insurgent Christian faction’ has to go, they implied.

Unhappy with Stoker’s common-sense policy positions, the Guardian continued to misrepresent her and her faith as a threat to the LNP’s 2024 election chances.

Special mention went to Stoker’s views on ‘nuclear power to achieve net zero,’ opposition to euthanasia, pro-free speech, and female-only spaces.

Citing weak-kneed LNP “moderates”, The Guardian asserted,

‘The LNP does not want an election fought over the sorts of social issues that have previously defined Stoker as a politician.

‘Winning government next year is not possible without winning Brisbane seats full of younger, educated and increasingly left-leaning voters.’

The Guardian hit piece concluded with baseless accusations that Stoker was looking to surreptitiously oust Queensland LNP leader David Crisafulli.

Encouraged by the article, critics on X encouraged Queensland Labor to crush her.

Another user described Stoker as ‘gag-worthy, puerile, and greedy.’

One even accused her of being ‘the US Republican far-right bigot of Australian politics’ who belongs with One Nation, not the LNP.

Standing Tall

Unwavering, Stoker told her Sky News audience on Monday, “Being pre-selected was a great honour.”

“I’m energised to fight for Queenslanders, who’ve been let down by the tired, out of touch, and arrogant Labor Government.”

“They’ve just stopped listening, more interested in woke ideology than solving problems and making life better,” she explained.

Farewelling Sky News, Stoker thanked supporters, saying she loved every second of being part of the team.

The love was reciprocated.

A majority of those commenting on the video were warm and supportive.

In a clear contrast to some comments on X, supporters on Instagram were overwhelmingly positive.

This included Sky News host Peta Credlin, saying, ‘Queensland needs you.’


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  1. Kim Beazley 12 October 2023 at 7:14 am - Reply

    That “Guardian” hit piece came up on my home page news feed yesterday morning. What a laugh! When you’re reduced to such mischaracterising as they performed on Stoker, it just proves your desperation, that you cannot articulate a reasoned argument from your own position.

  2. Judy 12 October 2023 at 9:56 am - Reply

    With you in full support Amanda Stoker

  3. Ian Moncrieff. 12 October 2023 at 12:16 pm - Reply

    Thank you Amanda for returning to the political arena. Praying for your re-election . Queensland certainly needs you.

  4. Countess Antonia Maria Violetta Scrivanich 12 October 2023 at 5:05 pm - Reply

    God bless you, Amanda !

  5. Christine Logan 12 October 2023 at 11:09 pm - Reply

    It is good to have a wide range of opinions in parliament to strengthen Australia’s democracy. I am very pleased to have someone who I feel represents what I want the liberal ,National party to get back to. Parties are too similar now.

  6. Gail Petherick 13 October 2023 at 9:40 pm - Reply

    What wonderful news. Gd bless you Amanda

  7. Warren Brown 3 November 2023 at 12:47 pm - Reply

    The best rule of thumb is if the left is having a hissy fit then you must be on the right track.
    Push them right over the edge Amanda. More power to you.

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