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Byron Shire Councillor Paul Spooner
Byron Shire Councillor Paul Spooner

Byron Shire councillor and manager of the Byron Bay Community Centre, Paul Spooner, pictured, is the first to announce intentions to contest the NSW seat of Ballina for next year’s state election.

Cr Spooner will be standing for Labor preselection among other candidates.

For the last 26 years, the Ballina electorate has been a safe Nationals Party seat, held by Don Page.

‘I am standing for better schools, a better healthcare system and a fairer society,’ Cr Spooner told  Echonetdaily.

‘I will provide strong local representation to the people of this region in state parliament.’ He added that Labor candidate preselection will be decided over the coming weeks.


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