Labor Indi candidate to offer fresh perspective
THE Australian Labor Party’s contender Eric Kerr will deliver new ideas he believes the country needs if elected.
Mr Kerr, who also ran for the seat in 2016, visited Wangaratta after being announced as the ALP candidate on Monday.
The North East Victoria local has spent the past three years preparing to campaign again and will visit towns throughout Indi and speak with shadow ministers to discuss how to best represent the region.
He was elected as Wodonga’s youngest ever councillor at just 18 years old and hopes to use a fresh perspective to advocate for progress across the electorate.
Protests from school children advocating for climate action across the country last week demonstrated Mr Kerr’s belief that people wanted to see young people with fresh ideas in parliament.
“Health and education are vital services for everyone in this electorate, whether they live out on a farm or in towns,” he said.
“As the concerns expressed by local doctors have shown, Indi is missing out on vital funding – this has to change.”
Although Labor has not won the seat of Indi since 1928, Mr Kerr is confident the party can achieve a positive outcome following recent chaos in the Liberal Australian Government.
“We saw an almost 30 per cent swing in the Wagga Wagga by election and that’s what we need here,” he said.