Tasmanian Liberal Party State President, Rod Scurrah:
“The Tasmanian Liberals are pleased to announce that Derwent Valley Mayor, Cr Ben Shaw, has been unanimously endorsed as the Party’s candidate for this year’s Derwent Legislative Council election.
“This election is about who is best to help rebuild a stronger Tasmania, grow the economy and secure more local job opportunities.
“Without a doubt, Ben Shaw, as part of Premier Peter Gutwein’s team, will be a stronger voice for Derwent and best placed to deliver the results the community needs.
Ben Shaw, Liberal Candidate for Derwent:
“I grew up in New Norfolk, with my first job after school being at the Boyer paper mill. I have seen first-hand the impact of economic downturns and the importance of creating local job opportunities to strengthen local communities.
“I am running for Derwent because I want my family and our community to have the best possible opportunities in life as we recover after COVID-19.
“As Mayor I have worked closely with the State Government to get real results for our region, and I want to do even more to help grow our local economy as your representative.
“I am keen, passionate and approachable. At May’s Legislative Council election, please give me your number one vote so I can be a stronger voice for Derwent as part of Peter Gutwein’s Liberal Team”.