IN YOUR HANDS
ONE of these seven faces will represent Callide in the State Government after January 31.
The result will determine the direction of Queensland over the next three years.
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CALLIDE voters are spoilt for choice after seven candidates threw their hat in the ring to represent Callide.
Across the state the average number of candidates per electorate is 4.9 making the variety available to Callide voters unique.
Three of the seven candidates are independents, each with their own reasons for avoiding the major parties.
But the common theme was to be free of party politics and for Steve Ensby, who stood for Katter’s Australian Party last election, being an independent means no repeated disappointment.
Mr Ensby said he was surprised and shocked when he sat down in front of the television one evening in March 2012 and saw the ads created by KAP targeting specific groups within Queensland including homosexuals and Asians.
“I was disappointed with some of the tactics during the last election from Katter’s Australian Party,” Mr Ensby said.
“I figured it was better to go as an independent because then I don’t have to worry about what a party figure head might say and then have to try to justify those views.”
Michael Higginson and Duncan Scott also cited not having to support major party views as reasons for running as independents.