Nats nominate for Richmond
A MYOCUM farmer and a Teven solicitor, along with two Tweed-based candidates, have nominated for Nationals preselection for the seat of Richmond.
Myocum man Alan Hunter, the Richmond Nationals president, and Tevenlawyer Jim Fuggle are the southern candidates who will go up against Tweed Heads pharmacist Brian Curran and Murwillumbah businessman Phil Taylor.
The preselection will be conducted this Saturday at Chinderah following the surprise withdrawal of the previously endorsed candidate, Tania Murdock.
There had been some concern theNationals would be unable to find a candidate for the seat that was once a party stronghold. The seat was lost to Labor's Justine Elliot in 2004.
Mr Fuggle and Mr Hunter, who did not run for preselection against Ms Murdock, said their personal circumstances had since changed and both believed they could be a strong candidate.
“At this particular time I saw a real need and I thought I could help meet that need,” Mr Fuggle said.
Mr Fuggle has previously run as a preselection candidate in the State seat of Lismore and the Federal seat of Page.