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Liberals endorse Michael Cooper as Maitland candidate


The Liberals have unveiled their third candidate to represent the party in the Hunter at the upcoming NSW Election.

While City of Newcastle councillor Callum Pull is eyeing off the state seat of Wallsend, to face popular sitting member Sonia Hornery, and Thomas Triebsees will run against incumbent Newcastle MP Tim Crakanthorp, Michael Cooper was recently endorsed to lock horns with Jenny Aitchison at Maitland.

Residents head to the polls on Saturday 25 March.

Mr Cooper admitted he was determined to be a voice for residents in a Dominic Perrottet-led government.

“The Maitland community is in my heart,” he said.

“I’m a local who wants to represent this area… to give back to the community that has given me so much.

“I understand the pressures families are facing with their budgets, which is why Maitland needs strong advocacy.

“The Perrottet Liberal team has a range of cost of living vouchers such as Back to School, Active Kids, Creative Kids, First Lap and Energy Saver.

“These schemes are only available thanks to the NSW Government’s economic plan they have put in place.

“These are the initiatives, which truly help families and young people.”

Mr Cooper has strong community ties working in Maitland as a youth worker including for Aboriginal communities, volunteer chaplain at Maitland Hospital, and supporting the local arts industry.

“Being an active member, in the area, has been incredibly rewarding to me.

“But, now, I want to work for the people and be their voice in the NSW Parliament.

“This is an important election and I believe I am the best person to represent Maitland.”

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