Liberal members in the marginal seat of Gilmore will pre-select their own candidate according to Gilmore Federal Electoral Conference president Paul Ell.
In a leaked email, Mr Ell has assured branch members a democratic pre-selection will be held in Gilmore.
State Bega MP Andrew Constance announced on Sunday he would be quitting the state parliament and nominating for pre-selection for Gilmore.
Feelings in Liberal Gilmore circles are certainly still running high after the 2019 election where Grant Schultz was endorsed by the local branch, only to have that endorsement overturned, with Prime Minister Scott Morrison parachuting Warren Mundine into the seat to run for the Liberals for Gilmore.
Labor's Fiona Phillips eventually took the long held Liberal seat and holds a narrow three per cent margin.
In the email, sent to local branch members, Mr Ell said he was confident a local pre-selection plebiscite would take place in Gilmore.
Mr Ell said the process would be "different to last time", based on assurances from the state executive received just three weeks ago.
"Ever since becoming the FEC President, I have been a strong advocate for a local plebiscite pre-selection in Gilmore." the email said.
"At our last meeting, the FEC carried amotion unanimously calling for this to occur."
He said that motion had played a significant role in the state executive finally setting a date for the opening of nominations.
"We should all be pleased that they are finally getting on with this process," Mr Ell said.
"There is absolutely no reason to think we will not have a fully democratic pre-selection in Gilmore - to occur hopefully this side of Christmas.
"While lots of things are being reported in the media at the moment, we should be optimistic that things will be different to last time.
"This is based on assurances given to members by the state director which was reiterated to the FEC as recently as three weeks ago."
He urged local members to remain focussed saying "now more than ever, we must maintain perspective and ensure we are united and focused on fighting for the people of Gilmore."
"We will all need to work hard together to make sure we have the greatest chance of winning this seat back," he continued.
"The Labor Party and Fiona Phillips will be the only beneficiaries of any destabilisation."
Liberal nominations for Gilmore open on November 1.