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Politics runs in the family for the Elliots.

Craig Elliot, husband of Richmond federal MP Justine, has announced that he will be the Labor Party’s candidate for the seat of Tweed in the 2019 NSW state election.

The former police officer left school at 16 and went to TAFE to train as an electrician.

He subsequently worked in the construction industry and was later a member of the Queensland Police Service.

After returning to study he completed a Bachelor in Counter Terrorism Security and Intelligence and was until recently a senior policy advisor to the Queensland Police Minister

Mr Elliot says he has now ‘committed to full-time doorknocking across the Tweed electorate to ensure there is a change of MP for Tweed’.

‘Tweed needs a fresh start and I’m asking locals for their support and together we can deliver better hospitals, schools, roads and police to benefit locals.

Mr Elliot believes ‘Tweed deserves a fair go and the only way to get that is to vote out Geoff Provest’.

He has accused the sitting member of ‘[selling] out locals with his decision to support his Sydney–centric Liberal-National Government wasting $2.2 billion on Sydney stadiums instead of funding much needed services here in Tweed’.

‘As a former frontline police officer I know that our Tweed police do a great job but the National Party cuts to their numbers are hurting locals and putting police officers unnecessarily in harm’s way.

‘It’s not good enough and I’m serious about fixing the Tweed police crisis caused by Geoff Provest.

‘As a local, I understand the values held by our community and I have a proven track record standing up for what is right. I have strong ties to our area and I will deliver a fair go for our pensioners, battlers, workers, young people and families,’ Mr Elliot said.

The next NSW State election will be held on Saturday 23 March 2019.


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  1. Well, first off in the wash up, Craig Elliot is not the tea-towelling hubby of Justine but the strength and support of why Justine is the member for Richmond and the Nationals and Greens can’t move her out of that seat.
    Craig is on the beat and with his knuckles he is knuckling down to punching a few doorbells in the state seat of Tweed to show where a hospital should be built. So don’t knock Craig Elliot as he is knocking a few doors down the road to show that the seat of Tweed needs a Labor man who will show some teeth and bite in the neighbourhood in how to get things done. It is all because of Craig Elliot that there are no terrorists in the Tweed Shire. It is time for a fresh start with a new man, Craig Elliot in the seat of Tweed.

  2. ‘Ere we go…the beginning of another political dynasty. What you going to be when you grow up, son? I’m going to be a politician like me mum and dad.

  3. How cozy, one ex-police officer as federal member and another as wannabe state member. Even cozier that they’re married!

    Fully agree that Provest and the gNats must go from the North Coast/Northern Rivers but what we then need is a truly progressive replacement to stop this region being trashed and sold out any more than it already has been. That will take a completely different way of doing politics than offered by the LibLabNat monopoly. We need system change and that certainly will not happen with a husband and wife Labor party tag-team as our reps.

    The state seat of Ballina showed the way last election. Time for Tweed to join the future. Reject the Nats AND Labor and vote Greens for your future.

  4. What happened to Reece Byrne being the guaranteed winner of the next State election ,might be better if Craig replaces Justine in Canberra seeing she can’t succeed for us unless Labor are in office .

  5. The Division of Richmond was formed in 1901,it has been held only twice by labor mp.s Nev Newell from 1990 to 1996 and Justine 2004 -present. In 2004 she beat Doug Anthony son by 301 votes. In 2007 she clobber Sue Page (nat) with a swing of 7.4 points. In 2010 she held her seat with the smallest swing against labour. In 2013 she won again, and 2016 again. She is the only labor MP to beat the Anthony family that Larry junior, Doug and Old Larry.
    If crag is half as good as Justine He will beat Provest if he has the support of true Labor Men and Women.
    remember United we stand Comrades. To Neville (nobody) Reece is a fine young labor men and is doing well. He.s your Deputy Mayor.
    PS sorry Byrnesy


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