Robyn joins the race for Indi

HER name is Robyn Walsh and if she has her way, the Yarck resident will be the member for Indi after the Federal election. PHOTO: Simon Crase

A FORMER teacher, army wife, mother and small business owner is the ALP candidate for Indi.

Yarck resident Robyn Walsh won pre-selection for the candidacy last Thursday evening and has thrown herself into campaigning in an electorate spanning almost 30,000 sq kms.

The announcement came after months of speculation about the party’s intentions for Indi, after previous would-be candidates, George Dimopoulos and Denise Allen fell through.

Given the large region she needs to cover, Ms Walsh has broken it into four sectors and intends to spend a week in each campaigning before the yet-to-be-decided election date.

She will be in Wangaratta today, after visiting Myrtleford on Friday and spending yesterday in Benalla.

With the incumbent Sophie Mirabella (MHR, Indi) seemingly entrenched in the seat and holding close to a 10 per cent margin, the ALP candidate will have her work cut out to claim victory, but is already relishing the challenge.

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