Tory leadership candidate Frank Coleman has been accredited by the party as a leadership candidate.
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That means his forms have been scrutinized and his $10,000 cheque for the entry fee has cleared.
The only other accredited candidate so far is Bill Barry, also a west coast businessman.
A third potential candidate, a town councillor from Howley, also submitted nomination papers on Friday, just before the deadline for entering the race. The PC party has not accredited Wayne Bennet yet.