Having moved on from the Greens, Independent MP Jeremy Buckingham launched Group L in Byron Bay yesterday.
The votes of Byron and the region may have a bearing on the outcome of the NSW election according to Buckingham.
Mr Buckingham was in Byron yesterday to launch his Group ‘L’ ticket for the NSW Upper House. He will be joined on the ticket by a strong team of 15 community advocates, coal and coal seam gas activists and water campaigners that he has worked with over the years.
‘I’m a rogue MP, I’ve set rivers on fire to highlight the dangers of fracking and I plan to light up the election campaign to make sure burning issues like climate change, renewable energy and water are top of the agenda,’ said Buckingham.
‘The NSW election promises to be extremely close, meaning votes from communities like Byron Bay will be more important than ever.
Buckingham says the state is at a crossroads and the next State Government will be making critical decisions for our future. ‘Whichever major party wins, I will hold them to account and push for saving the Darling River, climate action and renewable energy, stronger environmental protection and a fairer society.
‘I’m standing as an independent for the NSW Upper House and I need the vote and support of people in the Byron region. The people of NSW need someone in parliament who is a climate warrior, who will expose dishonest dealings and is not afraid of going a bit rogue to get the job done’.