Wy­att plans next ef­fort

Isis Town and Country - - News -

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)

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