Former Wingecarribee Shire Councillor May King will contest the seat of Throsby for Clive Palmer’s party.
Ms King, a one-term member of Council from 2004-2008, is taking on the campaign from her hometown of Wingello, which is actually in the electorate of Hume.
Ms King said she is motivated by a passion for the region and wants to “see it represented in a very positive, proactive way.”
She has created a Facebook group for feedback about the campaign and ideas for Throsby. More than happy to receive feedback/suggestions about Throsby.
Ms King has promised to announce policies soon, but indicated to the Southern Highland News she was interested in health, transport and tourism.
“There are some great policies, and they will be announced and expanded upon as the campaign goes on,” she said.
“I think Australians are looking for a good alternative to vote for, and I believe the Palmer United Party is a great alternative. People from all walks of life all over Australia have put their hand up to be candidates.”
The seat of Throsby will also be contested by Liberal Larissa Mallinson, The Greens’ Peter Moran, National Gary ‘Angry’ Anderson, Wayne Hartman from the Non-Custodial Parents Party and a yet-to-be-confirmed Labor candidate.
Labor’s preselection is due to take place on June 15, with the candidates being sitting first-term MP Stephen Jones and Wollongong nurse John Rumble.