Wil­la­ton joins hunt for city seat

Shepparton News - - NEWS -

The field for the hotly con­tested Vic­to­rian state seat of Shep­par­ton has grown with Mur­ray Wil­la­ton of the Shoot­ers, Fish­ers and Farm­ers Party yes­ter­day throw­ing his hat into the ring.

Pres­i­dent of the Barmah Brumby Preser­va­tion Group, Mr Wil­la­ton is a re­tired Vic­to­rian po­lice of­fi­cer with 36 years’ ex­pe­ri­ence.

He owns and man­ages a quar­ter horse stud at Nathalia.

Mr Wil­la­ton was in the news dur­ing the past week cam­paign­ing over the plight of a herd of brumbies fac­ing star­va­tion in the Barmah Na­tional Park.

His can­di­dacy poses the big­gest threat to the Na­tion­als’ Peter Sch­warz with both par­ties fre­quently fight­ing over a sim­i­lar con­stituency.

Pic­ture: Ge­off Adams

Tak­ing aim: Mur­ray Wil­la­ton has put his hand up to con­test the Shep­par­ton seat.

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