The Nationals WA have endorsed former Nationals MP Ian Blayney to contest the vast electorate of Durack at the upcoming federal election.
State President Tony Crook said Mr Blayney’s experience as a former Member of Parliament and a champion for regional communities meant he would hit the ground running ahead of the election.
“Ian has a wealth of experience, is a seasoned campaigner and understands the issues facing the electorate of Durack,” Mr Crook said.
“As the former Member for Geraldton he worked hard to deliver projects like Indian Ocean Drive, deregulation of the Geraldton Airport and securing $31 million for buildings at the Geraldton TAFE.”
Mr Blayney said he was looking forward to getting back on the campaign trail taking up the issues important to the electorate.
“I will be a champion for the people of Durack and WA by ensuring their voices are heard on a federal level,” Mr Blayney said.
“Better mobile communications, further sustainable development of agriculture in the north of the state, increased defence presence and improving access to affordable childcare are all key issues for the electorate.”
Mr Blayney has had an extensive career in the Midwest, farming grain and sheep for 25 years at Eradu.
Mr Blayney has also held the role of Grains Councillor for the WA Farmers Federation, as well as being a member of the Western Panel of Grains Research and Development Corporation and the Advisory Committee for the Geraldton Midwest Development Authority.
State Leader Mia Davies welcomed Mr Blayney’s endorsement by State Council.
“Ian’s work ethic is outstanding and I’m pleased to have him back on the campaign trail for The Nationals WA,” she said.