INFRASTRUCTURE has emerged as the major priority for Mallee and Wannon candidates on the eve of tomorrow’s federal election.
The Mail-Times called each candidate yesterday without notice to ask them their major priorities for their electorate.
Infrastructure was the most common response – in particular roads – while jobs and farming were also among the top priorities.
Candidates also listed education and mobile coverage among their hot topics.
For the Mallee seat, Labor’s Lydia Senior will stand against Liberal Chris Crewther and Andrew Broad from The Nationals.
Rise Up Australia’s Tim Middleton, Katter’s Australian Party’s Vince Cirillo, United Australia Party’s Mark Cory and the Australian Sex Party’s Amy Mulcahy are also in the mix.
They are joined by Independent Allen Ridgeway, Country Alliance’s Michael Coldham, Citizens Electoral Council’s Chris Lahy, Family First candidate Neil Buller and The Greens’ Jane MacAllister.
In Wannon, seven candidates will vie for the seat including sitting member, Liberal Dan Tehan.
Also contesting the seat are Labor’s Michael Barling, The Greens’ Tim Emanuelle, Australian Sex Party’s Chris Johnson, Family First’s Craig Haberfield, Palmer United Party’s Bradley Ferguson and Australian Christians’ Therese Corbett.
Polling places in the two electorates will open at 8am tomorrow and close at 6pm.
Candidate responses and polling places in today's paper.