THE Mallee’s Liberals will debrief about this year’s federal election during the electorate committee’s annual general meeting in Horsham next month.
Campaign treasurer Barry Crewther said members of the party’s branches in Horsham, Mildura, Stawell, Swan Hill and East Wimmera would review the campaign.
They would also decide the party’s direction and purpose in the Mallee.
Mr Crewther said the Liberal Party was pleased with how his son Chris, Liberal candidate for Mallee, had performed.
“There was an election debrief in Melbourne a couple of weeks ago, which Chris attended,” he said.
“They felt his commitment and drive were outstanding and hope he makes himself available, should another seat become available.”
Chris Crewther will speak about his campaign experiences at the November 24 meeting.
He came second in what shaped up to be a battle of the Coalition candidates, securing 37,591 of the Mallee’s two-candidate preferred votes.
Member for Mallee Andrew Broad – the Nationals candidate – received 10,652 more votes.
It was the first time the Liberals had an opportunity to run a candidate in the seat since retired member John Forrest was first elected in 1993.
The Coalition has an agreement which prevents either party campaigning against a sitting member.
Former Corangamite member and Howard government whip Stewart McArthur will also attend the meeting, to provide an overview of the federal election.
The Mallee’s Liberals raised about $100,000 for this year’s federal election.
Treasurer Crewther said most of the money had been spent on the campaign.