It’s back to business for Nationals MP Kevin Anderson who will start his third term as the Member for Tamworth after securing 54% of the first preference votes over the weekend.
Speaking to Davey J on the Morning Show today, Mr Anderson believes he is in a stronger position to come through with funding for the electorate.
“Now that we have been returned we’ve got better bargaining power.” Mr Anderson said.
“I’ll be pushing hard and demanding a lot more of this government for us.”
The re-elected member’s attention now turns to coming through with his election commitments which included a 53 million dollar upgrade of the Gunnedah Hospital and the duplication of Goonoo Goonoo Road at the entrance to Tamworth.
“I’ll be pushing hard to get those election commitments fulfilled and there is a few other projects that I’ve got my eye on.” Anderson said.
Kevin’s win topped off a good weekend for the region’s National’s candidates with all three MP’s retaining their seats in the state election.
Adam Marshall retained his seat in the Northern Tablelands gaining 74% of the first preference votes to win in a landslide.
It was a much tighter race for the Upper Hunter seat with National’s MP Michael Johnson securing 34% of the first preference votes edging out Labor’s candidate Melanie Dagg who received 29%.