Voices 4 Indi seek successor for McGowan
THE parliamentary future of Independent Indi MP Cathy McGowan has again been brought into question.
In today’s Wangaratta Chronicle (page 4), Voices 4 Indi - the community group behind Ms McGowan’s miraculous rise to power in the 2013 federal election - is beginning a formal process to annoint a successor for Ms McGowan.
Voices 4 Indi is inviting “expressions of interest from people aspiring to be an Orange Independent Candidate for Indi”.
Voices 4 Indi was unavailable for comment yesterday.
In a statement released yesterday afternoon, Ms McGowan welcomed Voices 4 Indi’s announcement inviting expressions of interest from those seeking to become an Independent candidate for Indi.
“I have previously given my support to succession planning in Indi and I welcome the process led by Voices 4 Indi,” Ms McGowan’s statement read.
“I encourage those with an interest in politics to put their hand up in response.
“I look forward to being part of the process undertaken by Voices 4 Indi.
“I expect the outcome will assist my decision about the future.”