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14 April, 2022

Federal candidates ready to do battle

CANDIDATES standing for the Federal seats of Kennedy and Leichhardt are ready to do battle for the 21 May poll.

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Kennedy has had only seven members over the last century, including two father and son teams, the Labor Party’s David Riordan and son Bill (1929-66), and the two Bob Katters, Senior (1966-90) and Junior since 1993. The only time Labor has taken the seat was when Bob Katter Snr retired in 1990.

To date, five candidates have put their name forward – Mr Katter from the Katter Australia Party, Bryce Macdonald for the LNP, Jason Brandon from Labor, Peter Campion representing the United Australia Party, and Jennifer Cox for the Greens. 

In Leichhardt, the LNP’s Warren Entsch has been the member from 1993-2007, and then from 2010 until today. 

He holds the seat with a 4.7 per cent margin that will be tested at the election with eight candidates vying to beat him. 

Candidates who have put their hand up to date are Elida Faith for Labor, Rod Jensen for the Katter Australian Party, Geena Court for Pauline Hanson’s One Nation, Daniel Hannagan for the United Australia Party, Phillip Musumeci for the Greens, Pat O'Shane for the Socialist Alliance, Silvia Mogorovich for the Informed Medical Options Party, and Susanne Bayly for the Animal Justice Party.

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