Victorian election 2018 Mildura: Ali Cupper’s message for Daniel Andrews

New Mildura MP Ali Cupper celebrates with her supporters at Sip last night. Picture: Carmel Zaccone

New Mildura MP Ali Cupper celebrates with her supporters at Sip last night. Picture: Carmel Zaccone

INCOMING Member for Mildura Ali Cupper plans to start her parliamentary career by handing ­Premier Daniel Andrews her wish list for the region, which ­includes a new, publicly managed hospital.

Ms Cupper claimed victory in Mildura yesterday after finishing 254 votes clear of Nationals MP Peter Crisp when preferences were distributed.

The result, to be officially declar­ed by the Victorian Electoral Commission today, would make Ms Cupper the first woman to represent Mildura in State Parliament.

“I expect a call from the Premier to invite me to a meeting to talk about Mildura’s priorities,” Ms Cupper said yesterday.

“I will be giving him a list and my plan is to work through that list for the next four years and the first thing I want to focus on is health care because that is a matter of life and death.”

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