Indi candidates all primed for election

Early field of five shift into higher gear in what’s expected to be a tight tussle
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THE battleground is set for what’s forecast to be the closest Indi election since Independent Cathy McGowan snatched the seat from 12-year combatant Sophie Mirabella in 2013, by a narrow 439-vote margin.

Prime Minister Scott Morrison yesterday announced May 18 as the date voters will head to the polls with prominent issues such as the costs of living promised to be offset by tax cuts, and the energy crisis to be countered with renewable energy initiatives.

In Indi, Ms McGowan’s replacement Helen Haines is the bookmakers’ narrow favourite to win office, with Liberal Steven Martin and the Nationals’ Mark Byatt close behind.

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