Ke­neally joins Ben­ne­long bat­tle

The Observer - - NEWS | NATION & WORLD -

FOR­MER NSW premier and La­bor star Kristina Ke­neally will con­test the Ben­ne­long by-elec­tion. It is ex­pected to be held early next month, with Lib­eral MP John Alexan­der hav­ing fallen vic­tim to the cit­i­zen­ship cri­sis that con­tin­ues to rock Fed­eral Par­lia­ment. Ms Ke­neally’s nom­i­na­tion means Mr Alexan­der faces a much tighter con­test to re­tain the in­ner-Sydney seat. It fell to for­mer ABC pre­sen­ter Max­ine McKew in 2007 when she beat then prime min­is­ter John Howard. The US-born Ms Ke­neally said she had re­nounced her cit­i­zen­ship be­fore she ran for state par­lia­ment.

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