Friday’s Border mail (18 July 08, pp.12) reports that a Labor ticket has been announced in the upcoming Albury Council. The article reports that the ticket will be headed by Labor’s candidate for Farrer at the last elections, Chris Ryan. The ticket will also include Tim Clune, Kerry Bryan, Marie Sheahan and David Thiel.
There are two interesting tidbits about this ticket. The obvious is that it’s topped but the utterly snore-worthy Chris Ryan, the other is that it doesn’t include Nico Matthews.
Matthew’s was a Labor candidate at the state level in 2003 and at the federal level in 2004. He’s a sitting councillor and according to an earlier report in the Border Mail he has announced his intention to contest the upcoming election. So what’s the deal, has he been dumped by Labor, has he decided he prefers to be an independent, or has he decided not to run? Any tips would be welcome.
I’ll be updating our election guide to reflect these changes shortly.