The President of the Tasmanian Division of the Liberal Party, Chris Gatenby, has today announced that Susie Bower will be the Liberals’ candidate for Lyons at the next federal election.
“Lyons is being taken for granted by the Labor Government and the community is well and truly fed up with the current Labor member,” Mr Gatenby said.
“Susie Bower is already a leader in the community and we are thrilled that she has put her hand up once again.
“Susie is a formidable community campaigner. She won a 13 per cent swing to her at the last election, and polled six thousand more primary votes than the Labor candidate, which given the overall outcome of the election was a stunning result. While she fell short due to preference flows, Lyons is now one of the most marginal seats in Australia. By pre-selecting Susie early, we are giving her the best possible chance to win back the seat as a strong Liberal candidate from Labor’s do-nothing incumbent MP.”
Susie Bower said she was honoured to be selected by the Party and is looking forward to getting back on the campaign trail.
“My priority is to stand up for Lyons and be a strong voice for my local community,” Ms Bower said.
“The key issues I’ll be fighting for are tackling Labor’s cost of living crisis, supporting jobs in the community, especially jobs for young Tasmanians, and standing up for Lyons’ fair share of health, education and infrastructure funding so that we can make Lyons the best place in Australia to live, work and raise a family.
About Susie Bower
Ms Bower has previously held roles as:
Policy interests include regional development, community advocacy, advanced manufacturing, education, renewables, local government and health.