CANDIDATE GLAD TO HAVE BEEN PRESELECTED BY MEMBERS
The Labor Party National Executive met on Friday selecting their candidate for the Hunter.
I believe the Labor Party's factional games deprive the hard-working people of the Hunter a voice.
Regardless of who the new Labor candidate is I am 100% focussed on the people of the Hunter and creating a better future for them and their families.
Attracting Sydney's candidate for the Hunter rather than listening to locals follows a 100-year theme for Labor. If Anthony Albanese wouldn't listen to members of the Labor Party, why on earth would he listen to voters in the Hunter?
While Labor's factions have been warring, we have been meeting with health professionals in Lake Macquarie, businesses in Singleton and tourism operators in Cessnock. Our communities have been feeding in to The Nationals' policy structure while the faceless men decide the Labor Party's candidate.
My focus and that of The Nationals is on diversifying our economy, creating jobs and securing our region's future. I am glad that I was preselected by our local Nationals members who live in the community from Cooranbong to Cameron Park, through to Muswellbrook and everywhere in between.
The Nationals support agriculture, tourism, small business, manufacturing and mining in the Hunter.
Sadly, a small number of people on Labor's National Executive believe they can decide your future.
James Thomson, Nationals candidate for Hunter
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