Groom electorate has a choice of six candidates

Dr John McVeigh takes his five opponents seriously


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Do you know who to vote for in Groom on May 18.

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Senate candidate Susan McDonald with Dr John McVeigh in Toowoomba recently. Picture: Helen Walker

Senate candidate Susan McDonald with Dr John McVeigh in Toowoomba recently. Picture: Helen Walker

Voters in the Groom electorate have a choice of six candidates when voting in the Federal election on May 18.

The draw for positions on the ballot paper sees The Greens candidate Alyce Nellighan sitting in the top spot.

Next, in second spot is David King, who is standing for Pauline Hanson's One Nation.

Fraser Anning's Conservative National Party candidate Perry Adrelus is sitting third, while LNP's incumbent MP, Dr John McVeigh is in fourth position.

Kenneth Law who represents the United Australia Party takes the fifth position and Troy Kay, representing the Australia Labour Party fills the sixth spot.

Dr McVeigh is undaunted by being in the fourth spot, and said he would like to congratulate all parties on the ballot paper.

"This is what democracy in this country is all about," Dr McVeigh said.

"I am taking all of my competitors quite seriously, as politics is challenging and this election could see a tight result."

Dr McVeigh said his party would make a preference announcement in coming days.

"I think my campaign is going well as there is concern out there regarding taxation and the policies of various parties, future infrastructure plans, major projects the inland rail.

"We have delivered a surplus to the budget and have an economic track record."

Dr McVeigh said if he is re-elected he would continue to work on what the budget surplus has allowed the government to do.

"We will continue to build infrastructure, fixing the Gore and Warrego Highways, building the Inland Rail, and completing the Toowoomba Second Range Crossing.

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