Former Australian Democrats senator Brian Greig is in the running to take over as national president of the party.

He will run against incumbent president Darren Churchill for the top job.

Greig is well known for speaking out on LGBTI issues and was the first gay activist to be elected to federal Parliament.

Greig held a seat in the Senate for seven years, eventually losing his spot in 2004 to the Greens’ Rachel Siewert.

Ten candidates have nominated for the deputy position, with some throwing support behind Greig as the party’s best chance to secure a Senate seat at the next federal election. Postal ballots have been sent out to party members and are due back by 10pm, July 14.

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