Queensland LNP senators in ticket battle

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Two conservative Queensland senators are set to duke it out for the top spot on the LNP's upper house ticket for the next federal election.

James McGrath and Amanda Stoker are locked in a tight race for the prized spot, which guarantees another six-year term in the Senate.

The LNP state council will on Saturday meet in Brisbane to vote on the ticket with more than 300 delegates registered to attend the preselection.

Outspoken backbencher Matt Canavan will take second spot on the ticket because he sits in the Nationals party room in Canberra, while the other two senators are Liberals.

Senator Stoker has enjoyed a meteoric rise since replacing former attorney-general George Brandis in 2018.

The 38-year-old is the assistant attorney-general and also holds the same position in the industrial relations and women portfolios.

Senator McGrath, 46, quit his junior frontbench role in the lead up to Malcolm Turnbull being toppled as prime minister and played a key part in bringing down Tony Abbott.

Both have been vocal advocates for conservative causes with Senator Stoker speaking out against abortion and euthanasia, while Senator McGrath is a vocal critic of the ABC and China's regime.

Being relegated to third on the Senate ticket is unlikely to be career-ending.

The coalition has won at least three upper house seats in Queensland at every federal election since 1998.