ALBURY'S most prominent Labor Party figure Darren Cameron has welcomed the organisation's move to a new NSW leader but won't say who he will support.
The Labor councillor said Jodi McKay, who quit as leader last week, failed to capitalise on the state Coalition government's woes that include an Upper Hunter MP quitting after rape allegations and Premier Gladys Berejiklian facing a corruption probe over her relationship with former Wagga MP Daryl Maguire.
"I think it's right to seek a new leader given our performance has been poor," Mr Cameron said.
"I don't think Jodi McKay's period of leadership has been successful, she's tried hard, but given the scandals surrounding Gladys Berejiklian and her government we should be getting traction and we're not."
Former leader Michael Daley and southern Sydney MP Chris Minns will contest the leadership, which will be decided by the votes of Labor Party members such as Mr Cameron who is the treasurer of the Albury branch.
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Mr Cameron described them as "worthy candidates" but declined to say who he would opt for, because he did not want to influence other party members.
Ms McKay did not visit Albury during her tenure, with now senator Kristina Keneally the last NSW Labor leader to come when she was premier in 2010.
Labor's most recent candidate for the seat of Albury, Lauriston Muirhead, will not be voting after having quit the party last year because he believed it compromised his drive for climate action through his work with advocacy group Wodonga & Albury Toward Climate Health.
"I thought it was more effective being non-partisan so I can look Justin Clancy and Sussan Ley (Liberal MPs) in the eye and say 'I'm non-partisan' rather than have them saying 'you're Labor'," Mr Muirhead said.
He has "no plans to go back into party politics" as a candidate.
"I would possibly consider standing as an independent but I don't have the $100,000 bucks to do that properly; realistically that was the one shot I had and I'll continue to work on the environment from a non-partisan point of view," Mr Muirhead said.
"The environment issue is bigger than one political party."