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Qld Labor MP Duncan Pegg dies of cancer

Queensland Labor MP Duncan Pegg has died from cancer after diagnosed as terminal six weeks ago.

Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk announced the death on Thursday, paying tribute to the Stretton MP and offering condolences to his parents Lindsey and Graham and the Pegg family.

“He battled cancer with incredible bravery and grace,” she said in a statement.

“I know this news will be felt particularly in Duncan’s electorate of Stretton.

“He was the common thread that united so many groups in his community. He loved them. And they loved him.

“Duncan’s work in the parliament earned respect across the political divide.

“He showed politics could be a force for good.

“It was an honour to call him my friend.

Mr Pegg announced in late April that he would formally submit his resignation due to his diagnosis.

“Based on my most recent medical advice, I will no longer be able to continue to both fight cancer and also fight for my local area in the manner in which my community deserves,” he told parliament at the time.

The state member for Stretton was first elected in January 2015.

He was awarded the Queensland Public Service Award from the Queensland Intercultural Society for his community work in 2017.

Prior to being elected to parliament, Mr Pegg worked as a lawyer with a focus on employment and insurance law.

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