LNP candidate for the federal seat of Capricornia was happy with the announcement of the election yesterday and believes it will benefit her campaign.
LNP candidate for the federal seat of Capricornia was happy with the announcement of the election yesterday and believes it will benefit her campaign. Chris Ison

Capricornia candidates happy about Federal election call

THE shock announcement of a September 14 Federal election has resulted in mixed reactions all around the country, but not for the candidates for the seat of Capricornia.

LNP candidate for the seat of Capricornia Michelle Landry said she welcomed the call, saying it would allow her more time to get focus on her campaign.

"I know it means a lot of work, but it will also give me that time to go to every area possible in the Capricornia electorate, and get a better understanding of the needs of these people," she said.

"Just knowing the date is a welcome relief for us, so we'll just keep trying to get on with our campaign and make sure we have done the best we can by September."

Family First candidate Hazel Alley echoed Ms Landry's sentiments.

"I've been running my campaign since I was preselected, so it doesn't really change much for me, but it is good to know the date we need to have everything organised for," she said.

While current Member for Capricornia, Labor's Kirsten Livermore will not be running for the seat again, she said she welcomed the Prime Minister's decision to end speculation by announcing the election date yesterday.

A spokesman for the Australian Labor Party said preselections for the Labor candidate were currently taking place and a candidate will be officially announced in late February or early March.

Member for Flynn Ken O'Dowd will stand again for the Coalition. A Labor candidate has yet to be selected.

ELECTION ODDS

Capricornia (QLD

  • $1.90 Labor
  • $1.90 Coalition

Flynn (QLD)

  • $1.05 Coalition
  • $8.00 Labor

Dawson (QLD)

  •  $1.12 Coalition
  •  $4.00 Labor


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