Ley re­veals elec­tion plan

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Fed­eral Mem­ber for Far­rer Sussan Ley (pic­tured) has been coaxed into re­veal­ing her plans for the next elec­tion early, af­ter The Na­tion­als in­di­cated it may con­test the seat.

The Na­tion­als have flagged a num­ber of coun­try elec­torates through­out NSW where they may take on the Lib­er­als.

When ap­proached by The Aus­tralian on the rev­e­la­tion in April, Ms Ley was reluc­tant to con­firm whether would re-con­test.

But with Far­rer con­sid­ered more fer­tile ter­ri­tory for the Na­tion­als than the coastal seat of Gil­more, she has since made a public decision.

‘‘Given the spec­u­la­tion, I am more than happy to con­firm my nom­i­na­tion and in­ten­tion to re-con­test the seat of Far­rer - for the Lib­eral Party,’’ she said.

‘‘Serv­ing this vast and di­verse elec­torate is a great priv­i­lege and chal­lenge. With voter ap-

she proval, I look for­ward to that con­tin­u­ing un­der a re­turned Coali­tion Gov­ern­ment, as soon as pos­si­ble.’’

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