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David Layzell will contest the Upper Hunter byelection for the National Party | Dungog Chronicle

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NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian will head to the Upper Hunter next week to campaign alongside the newly chosen by-election candidate she says is an underdog.

Little-known Clarence Town construction manager David Layzell was anointed the Nationals’ candidate in the crucial May 22 by-election in a vote on Wednesday evening.

“We are no doubt the underdogs,” Ms Berejiklian said on Thursday, pointing to a history of large swings against governments in by-elections.

But she said she was looking forward to campaigning with Mr Layzell next week.

“We’ll work our guts out to demonstrate to the people of the Upper Hunter why we deserve to have David elected as their local representative. It won’t stop us fighting,” she said.

Mr Layzell carries the hopes…



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