Wagga Wagga by-election shows Nationals ‘on the nose’ in NSW, rival candidate says

Shooters, Fishers and Farmers Party candidate for Murray Helen Dalton says voters are abandoning big parties.

Shooters, Fishers and Farmers Party candidate for Murray Helen Dalton says voters are abandoning big parties.

THE Nationals’ greatest threat in the NSW seat of Murray says a Liberal Party wipeout in a safe regional seat has left her feeling buoyant about her own chances at next year’s state election.

Shooters, Fishers and Farmers candidate Helen Dalton said the weekend’s Wagga ­Wagga by-election showed voters in the bush had run out of patience with the major parties and wanted to see a “complete culture change” in the state’s bureaucracy.

Independent candidate Joe McGirr is poised to be elected in Wagga, a seat held by the Liberal Party for 61 years.

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