Fowler election: Liberal volunteer poses for a selfie with Kristina Keneally
Hilarious moment The liberal volunteer poses for a selfie with Kristina Keneally as she looks to score a win in south-west Sydney, far from her island home.
- The ‘parachute’ candidate dazzled even liberal volunteers at the polls
- Courtney Nguyen volunteer, the LNP candidate in the seat had to take a selfie
- Some feared that Fowler would reject the entry, but previous polls still had her ahead.
A volunteer from the Liberal booth crossed the room to take a selfie with controversial Labor candidate Kristina Keneally.
The man posed next to the former New South Wales premier at a polling booth in Sydney’s south-west Fowler constituency as she appeared to welcome voters.
He even wore a blue liberal shirt with the opposing candidate, Courtney Nguyen, and raised his classes to his forehead.
The Chipping Norton Primary School volunteer had to dodge several bags slung over his shoulder to rest on his stomach.
A Liberal booth volunteer walked across the flat to take a selfie with controversial Labor candidate Kristina Keneally
The former Labor vice-chairman of the Senate has been accused of “dropping” on Sydney’s south-west seat as she tries to re-enter politics.
The Labor stronghold appeared to be under threat from independent Mayor and Fairfield deputy Dai Le with polls showing the two parties’ preferred race was closer than expected with 45-38 per cent support for Ms Keneally over Mrs Le.
But Mrs Keneally is still a heavy favorite to win the seat, unless there is a major backlash to accusations of being a ‘carpetbagger’.
She faced criticism for being chosen to represent the suburb, having until recently lived on the island of Scotland in a small enclave on Sydney’s northern beaches.
Ms. Lei, on the other hand, was taking advantage of voters’ disillusionment with the main parties, hoping that factor would be enough to propel her into parliament.
Keneally could become Home Secretary in a Labor government, a key issue in the highly multicultural venue that includes Liverpool in Sydney’s west.
Good cheer: Kristina Keneally (pictured) seemed calm and confident despite earlier fears that she could be the first Labor candidate to lose the electorate since her inception
Ms Nguyen faced an uphill battle campaigning against any Labor candidate, as the seat has been deep red since its inception.
The seat was previously held by retired Labor MP Chris Hayes since 2010 and a secure Labor seat since its creation in 1984.
The electorate’s unemployment rate has been consistently higher than the national average, more than double at some points over the past year.
Housing is also a dominant issue in the electorate as overcrowding in the area increases.