Meet Lyle

Lyle Shelton is Director of Campaigns and Communication for the Christian Democratic Party. At the invitation of Reverend Honourable Fred Nile, Lyle has been invited to succeed him as the CDP’s Member of the Legislative Council in the New South Wales Parliament upon his retirement in November 2021. Lyle’s previous work history includes serving the Australian Christian Lobby for 10 years, five as managing director. For more than 20 years he has been a keen participant in Australia’s culture wars first as an elected member of the Toowoomba City Council through to his time as a Queensland Senate candidate with Cory Bernardi’s Australian Conservatives. During the 2017 same-sex marriage plebiscite he was a director and spokesperson for the No campaign’s Coalition for Marriage. Lyle has written for The Australian, The Courier Mail, The ABC online, The Spectator online and has been a regular media commentator. He has appeared on Sky News, the ABC’s Q&A, Channel 7’s Sunrise, ABC News Breakfast and Channel 10’s The Project. Lyle’s book, I Kid You Not – Notes from 20 years in the trenches of the culture wars has sold more than 4000 copies. Lyle has a Bachelor of Arts in journalism and was a former Group Commodities Editor for Rural Press Limited. He lives in Sydney with his wife Wendy. They have four adult children.