Coonabarabran local Jack Ayoub has officially launched his campaign to unseat Mark Coulton at the next federal election.
The Country Labor candidate said he would fight for the bush.
“I will always focus on the people of the Parkes electorate, not the careerists in Canberra”, he said.
“These last few weeks have centred on the offices in Parliament House not the kitchen tables of local families facing rising cost of living and drought hardship.
“If there is one thing locals can count on, it’s the fact that I will always put their interests before political machinations in Canberra.
“I’ll fight for the local farmers and families by protecting our water supplies, adequately funding local schools and putting money back into our local hospitals”.