Minors set seat race
THERE are just five weeks before the expected setting of an election date by Prime Minister Scott Morrison.
And more candidates are emerging to have a tilt in the federal seat of Mallee held for the Nationals by Anne Webster.
While initial interest is centred on entry into the race of independent candidate Sophie Baldwin, two minor parties last week named their candidates.
Swan Hill councillor Stuart King was announced as United Australia Party candidate in a statement by leader Craig Kelly on the party’s website.
Mr Kelly said the party had endorsed candidates in all 150 seats for the election, standing with a policy to “protect Australia and pay back the entire debt”.
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