Can Jess revive Labor?

19-04-2019 by admin

DISCUSSING LOCAL BUSINESS: Lithgow Chamber of Commerce President Mark Hoy, Lucy Hoy withFederal Member for Chifley Ed Husic and Labor candidate for Calare Jess Jennings. Photo: Shannon BellamyIT has been a lean few years for the ALP in the Calare electoratebut Bathurst Regional Council member Jess Jenningsbelieves he might just be the man to put his party back ontrack.

Cr Jennings already knows who three opponents will bebut the main target will be the Nationals newly anointedAndrew Gee who is currently the State Member for Orange.

Nowhere has the rejection of Labor been more evidentthan across the Lithgow area where the party had struggledto win a single booth in recent elections at all three levels ofgovernment.

And this in what was in the past always regarded asLabor heartland.

But Cr Jennings believes the political wheel is againturning full circle, particularly in Calare where the retirementof Mr Cobb makes it a whole new ball game.

Cr Jennings was a familiar figure in Lithgow during thelast federal election when he campaigned in an environmentallyconscious fashion — by bicycle.

He was back in Lithgow in recent weeks presenting hiscredentials.

His theme was the level of federal neglect of regionaldevelopment generally.

“The Coalition has a history of ignoring the needs ofregional Australia,” he said.

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