Labor selects businesswoman for Brisbane

The Brisbane seat of Liberals' Trevor Evans will be contested for Labor by Madonna Jarrett.
The Brisbane seat of Liberals' Trevor Evans will be contested for Labor by Madonna Jarrett.

Labor is seeking to wrest the federal seat of Brisbane from the Liberals with the preselection of businesswoman Madonna Jarrett.

Ms Jarrett, Deloitte Australia's director of global risk and public policy, is a former policy advisor in the Goss state government.

Voters in the seat of Brisbane went against trend to register a swing away from the Liberals' sitting member Trevor Evans at the 2019 election.

Mr Evans - the assistant minister for waste reduction - holds the seat by a margin just less than five per cent.

The 2019 contest in Brisbane was made tighter by the fact Andrew Bartlett, a former Queensland senator, ran for the Greens and scored more than 22 per cent of the primary vote.

Prior to 2010, Labor had held the seat for 30 years.

Australian Associated Press