Journalism student Brandon McMahon will contest the Gold Coast seat of Mudgeeraba for Clive Palmer’s United Australia Party in the Queensland election.

Currently working in IT support, Brandon is a long-time Gold Coast resident and actively involved in the local community including surf lifesaving where he has competed with success at state, national and international level.

He is studying a Bachelor of Journalism at Griffith University.

“I am excited about the future of Mudgeeraba,’’ Brandon said.

“The Gold Coast is the fastest growing city in Australia and an extension of that is the wider Mudgeeraba area.

“I look forward to seeing even more growth and I want to emphasise the need to maintain our identity,’’ he said.