SUSSAN Ley wasn’t complaining about a Coalition heavy hitter not being present for her campaign launch yesterday.
Counterpart Sophie Mirabella is the one under the pump in Indi this time around and Joe Hockey dropped in for some much-needed support for her launch last week.
But the member for Farrer warmly welcomed ultra marathoner Pat Farmer to Albury yesterday to officially start her September 7 re-election campaign.
Ms Ley and Mr Farmer entered Parliament together in 2001 before the latter bowed out in 2010.
The launch was held at Ms Ley’s campaign headquarters in the offices recently vacated by L.J. Colquhoun Dixon real estate and attracted about 40 supporters including Father Peter Macleod-Miller, Albury mayor Alice Glachan and one of the incumbent’s biggest supporters, the wheelchair-bound John Kaulins.
The smallest booths in Farrer are Tilpa between Dubbo and Broken Hill, Morundah and The Retreat between Finley and Deniliquin.
Ms Ley will start election day at Broken Hill before travelling to Denilquin and finishing in her hometown Albury.
“With an electorate almost a third of the size of NSW, I am very busy.
“I am loving the fact the election is not too far away.”
Mr Farmer said Ms Ley would continue to be a great representative for Farrer.
“She knows the area like the back of her hand,” he said.