Turnbull sans Longman nominee on hustings

Warren Barnsley

Malcolm Turnbull has denied being caught out over dual citizenship issues after campaigning for the Longman by-election without a candidate.

The prime minister was unable to endorse a candidate for Longman, north of Brisbane, after pre-selection was delayed by citizenship questions over two leading contenders.

"I understand they've called for nominations and they'll be received and the preselectors will make their choice on Tuesday," Mr Turnbull told reporters.