HORSHAM Liberal Party branch’s new president hopes to educate people about how they can become involved in government policy discussions.
Bob Redden has taken on the role, replacing Barry Crewther.
He said the branch had about 20 members and was actively recruiting.
“Our group provides an opportunity for people to feed into policy determination at state and federal levels, and opportunities to meet Liberal representatives,” he said.
“There are also opportunities to support the Liberal Party with things like handing out how to vote cards on election days.”
In election years, the Liberal Party does not stand a candidate in Lowan if the Nationals have a candidate running.
Mr Redden said despite this, the party would still be busy in the lead-up to this year’s state election.
“We will have Liberal candidates in the upper house for this region, including Joshua Morris from Ballarat, whose grandparents live locally,” he said.
“We will also campaign for our Liberal candidate in Ripon, Louise Staley.”
Mr Redden said the party had a stand at the field days this week, with lots of people stopping by.
“They raised issues including roads and drones flying over private properties,” he said.
“There were lots of local items brought up that we are passing on.”
Mr Redden said the branch would host its first meeting on April 24 at Horsham RSL.
He said meetings from then on were still being confirmed.