Elu­sive Wy­att throws in hat

Isis Town and Country - - News -

IN­DE­PEN­DENT can­di­date Peter Wy­att will have to fight his way to the top from the bot­tom of the bal­lot pa­per.

Mr Wy­att was drawn last at the Bur­nett bal­lot draw on Tues­day, where he will seek of­fice for the third time.

The for­mer RAAF chef was un­suc­cess­ful in his bids for Bur­nett in 2009 and Bund­aberg in 2012.

In 2009 he polled just 760 votes (2.86%) to run sec­ond-last (Rob Mes­sen­ger re­tained his seat with 56.65%).

In 2012 he tried to un­seat the LNP’s Bund­aberg rep­re­sen­ta­tive Jack Dempsey, but polled just 428 votes (1.6%) as Mr Dempsey swooped to vic­tory (53.16%).

Town & Coun­try failed to get hold of Mr Wy­att be­fore print, who pre­vi­ously ran cam­paigns based on en­vi­ron­men­tal and eco­nomic is­sues.

The elu­sive In­de­pen­dent can­di­date also fought for low-in­come earn­ers and pen­sion­ers at the last elec­tion, and ral­lied for more rail ser­vices.

It is un­known what plat­form he will run with this elec­tion, yet had 16% of the un­of­fi­cial www.news-mail.com.au poll at time of print.

PHOTO: MAX FLEET

IN RUN­NING: In­de­pen­dent can­di­date Peter Wy­att in 2012.

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