Ben­nett keen for re-elec­tion

Isis Town and Country - - News -

WITH re­sent­ment against La­bor at an un­prece­dented high, the LNP swept all be­fore it to claim a huge majority in 2012.

Stephen Ben­nett rode the wave for the first time and came out the other side as the new Mem­ber for Bur­nett, un­seat­ing In­de­pen­dent Rob Mes­sen­ger, who held the seat from 2004-2012.

Mr Ben­nett said he got into pol­i­tics to make a dif­fer­ence.

“I went in be­cause I had a pas­sion and real con­cerns with how Queens­land was headed in 2012,” Mr Ben­nett said.

“I still ac­knowl­edge there’s a lot more work to be done lo­cally and that’s the de­sire to keep mak­ing a dif­fer­ence, that’s a de­sire to make our com­mu­nity and so­ci­ety a bet­ter place.

“Noth­ing has changed in that space, but the beauty is, now hav­ing been able to de­liver a lot of suc­cess­ful out­comes, that’s only buoyed my de­sire to make im­por­tant changes and de­liver those things.”

When we spoke to Mr Ben­nett he said he hadn’t caught up on the other Bur­nett can­di­dates.

“It seems a bit op­por­tunis­tic they’ve turned up with three weeks to go,” Mr Ben­nett said.

“I wish them the very best and good luck.”

Ben­nett drew third in Tues­day’s bal­lot draw, with ALP’s Bryan Mustill in top spot.

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