A fourth candidate has emerged in the seat of Ripon for November’s election with the Greens selecting Clunes resident Earl James.
Mr James is a teacher and union organiser who says he’ll be campaigning on a number of key issues.
He said Ripon has two main train lines but many people live in transport poverty due to the infrequency of the services.
“The Greens have a plan to increase the frequency of regional buses with good connections to regional train services. Only the Greens will support better transport for regional Victorians,” he said.
He’s also passionate about integrity in politics.
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“For too long corruption and pork-barrelling have been at the heart of our system of politics. This needs to end. The Greens have a plan to strengthen IBAC, stop the revolving door from parliament to lobbyist and establish a parliamentary integrity commissioner.”
“The people of Ripon have real change now within their grasp. Choosing a sustainable future by voting Green will send a powerful message.
“Your vote is powerful. Vote Greens for an accessible regional Victoria,” Mr James said.
Earl James is the fourth candidate to emerge behind Liberal incumbent Louise Staley, Labor’s Martha Haylett and independent Bernard Quince.