Wyatt plans next effort
WHILE he may have been hammered at the polls on Saturday, Peter Wyatt has not lost his passion for politics.
The Independent candidate for Burnett polled just 823 first preference votes at the state election, finishing a clear last in the electorate.
But the former RAAF cook will rejoin the circus that is government elections in little more than 12 months from now after he flagged a run at council.
“I’m going to have a crack,” he said.
“People go for the person rather than the party. They know the people in the area and what they’ve done.”
The outspoken 66-year-old raised eyebrows earlier this week when he said he “saved Stephen Bennett’s backside” at the polls. Mr Wyatt claimed Mr Bennett “didn’t really have any opposition”, as Palmer United Party “fizzled out” and Labor voters went for the badge, not candidate Bryan Mustill.
“If I had preferences going I’d have been there.”
Bundaberg Regional Council elections are slated for 2016.
Peter Wyatt I’m going to have a crack (at council)