A PLOT to eventually enable the Liberal Party to contest the seat of Ovens Valley has been dismissed as normal electioneering passion by the campaign manager for Nationals’ incumbent Tim McCurdy.
Liberal Ovens Valley state electorate conference chair Helen Senior said in a letter, which also contained disparaging remarks about independent Tammy Atkins, that her own party should get behind their Coalition partners and ensure Mr McCurdy was returned.
“If he is defeated it will be four years before the Liberal Party get the chance to run a candidate and we will be no better off _ most likely worse,” Mrs Senior said.
“It is possible that things may turn out in the new year of a by election in Ovens Valley.
“We will be able to run a candidate earnestly, and win.”
Under the Coalition agreement the Liberals can’t run in Ovens Valley at this election.
His campaign manager Marty Corboy welcomed the show of support from Mrs Senior.
“Election campaigns bring out a lot of passion in people on both sides of politics, who are invested in the best outcomes for the community,” Mr Corboy said.
“As Tim’s campaign manager, I welcome our Coalition partners enthusiastic support for his campaign knowing that they want the best for Ovens Valley, that being an elected Liberal-National government in Spring Street and Tim McCurdy in Ovens Valley.
“I look forward to seeing them on our polling booths and sharing our resources for the right result both locally and statewide.”
Mrs Senior said it was a “private letter” even though it carried the Liberal Party logo.
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