Education minister John-Paul Langbroek.

Education Minister John-Paul Langbroek says the Redcliffe by-election showed there are "no seats that can be taken for granted". Photo: Amy Remeikis

The upcoming pre-selection process has the state ministers all singing from exactly the same songsheet.

The LNP state executive has decreed all 74 government MPs must face a pre-selection process for their seat.

Pre-selections are part of the LNP constitution, but come with extra pressure this year, as the executive looks to pare back non-performers, trouble makers and "dead wood".

With the government preparing its asset sales pitch ahead of the 2015 election, the executive wants a united field of candidates.

It also wants a clean slate, which means MPs who have created scandals or hit the headlines for the wrong reasons will have to explain to their state electorate committees why they deserve to keep their job.

But government ministers, speaking outside cabinet on Monday morning, did not deviate from the script.

Fresh from the state council, which was held in Toowoomba at the weekend, the ministers hit all the buzz words - "democratic", "healthy competition" and "normal".

"It is a democratic process here in Queensland, we all go through pre-selection," National Parks minister Steve Dickson said.

"That is a normal course of action, it happens every time there is an election, for all types of politicians regardless of what party you're with.

"I am not scared of a challenge, nobody should be.  We live in a democratic society and that is what our party is all about."

Education Minister John-Paul Langbroek who holds one of the safest seats in the state, agreed.

"That is the nature of the job, you have to put your hand up every three years and convince the members of your party that you should be given the right to stand for that seat in the parliament," he said.

"I think last weekend showed there are no seats that can be taken for granted and that's something I haven't done over the decade that I have been there."

Mines Minister Andrew Cripps continued the tune.

"Healthy competition is very, very good and, in contrast to the Australian Labor Party, the grass roots members of the LNP are in charge of that process," he said.

As did Transport Minister Scott Emerson.

"We all face pre-selection processes, that is, what happens under our democratic system, that is how it should be."

The pre-selection process for the LNP held seats is yet to officially open, although electorate committees are already mobilising.

Labor hopes to have its pre-selection process completed in the next two months.