Nationals name candidate
WA Nationals have revealed its candidate to run against sitting Liberal MP Melissa Price in the seat of Durack at the Federal election next month.
Bruce Rock mother and party State treasurer Lisa Cole will contest the seat on July 2 against Ms Price and high-profile Labor candidate Carol Martin.
Ms Cole said she looked forward to campaigning on key issues, including education, removing the so-called “backpacker tax” and improving WA’s GST returns.
“(Those issues) are important challenges that I’m prepared to fight for in Canberra,” she said.
“As a mother with children from regional WA, issues like health, education and childcare are really important to me, as they are for many Durack residents.”
A mother of three, Ms Cole has a Certificate in Business Administration and is studying for an MBA.
WA Nationals State president James Hayward welcomed Ms Cole to the Federal campaign team.
“As a mother and a strong regional champion, Lisa will bring a fresh perspective to our campaign team,” he said.
“A member of the Nationals WA State executive, Lisa has been a long-serving advocate of regional WA, and she will continue to bring her passion, energy and experience to the role as the candidate for Durack.”
In 2013, WA Nationals candidate Shane Van Styn lost the seat of Durack to Ms Price 46.02 per cent to 53.98 per cent on a two-party preferred basis.
Kado Muir, Nick Fardell and Elizabeth Re are the WA Nationals’ Senate candidates at the July 2 poll.
Nationals’ Durack candidate Lisa Cole with children Jonathan, 7, and Amelia Cole, 5, at the family’s Bruce Rock farm.