Andrea confident in Grey bid

CANDIDATE: Andrea Broadfoot says the hype is only building around Centre Alliance as she aims to take Grey.

CANDIDATE: Andrea Broadfoot says the hype is only building around Centre Alliance as she aims to take Grey.

Centre Alliance Candidate Andrea Broadfoot says the hype is only building around her party as the next federal election draws closer.

Ms Broadfoot says she is a ‘voice for the people’ and hopes to defeat sitting Member Rowan Ramsey who survived a scare from her in the previous federal election.

“I’m interested in the ways we put forward the issues that are of importance to the people of Grey in Parliament,” she said.

“I’m also interested in the ways we can stick with the sensible centre of politics rather than a party line, which is the beauty of being an independent with the Centre Alliance team.”

Ms Broadfoot said the key areas that needed attention in Grey were aged care, health, education, food and water security, and the ‘ways we balance economic growth aligned with how we care for our community’s wellbeing’.

“I’m really excited to see what we can achieve as a team collectively to progress and adovcate for the people of Grey,” she said.

Ms Broadfoot was a candidate for Nick Xenophon Team in the 2016 election, which saw the safe Liberal seat shift from a 13.8 per cent margin to 1.8 per cent.

She was in Whyalla on Monday with Senator Rex Patrick to advocate for regional airports following news that the Whyalla City Council would be required to fund $1 million in extensive security upgrades.

Ms Broadfoot said Port Lincoln would also be affected, with many locals raising the issue with her.

“The cost is a sensitive point for people making choices about when, where and why they travel,” she said.

“People in Port Lincoln, Whyalla and Ceduna are all impacted and they have spoken directly to me about the impact of the high cost of travel by air.”