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July 2, 2022

Kevin Hogan returns for Page

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Though the coalition government he represents is now in opposition, National Party candidate for Page, Kevin Hogan, has been returned to his seat and yesterday he released a statement to all media.

‘[It’s] very humbling to be re-elected as our community representative in Canberra. I thank people for their support.

‘This one is personal, the flood recovery task has only just begun, there is much more to do. I will work with and push any government, State or Federal, both Coalition and Labor, and any bureaucrat to speed up our recovery. The task is above politics and needs continued urgency.

‘I look forward to continuing to deliver the infrastructure and services our growing communities need.

‘I acknowledge the other candidates, who were a great and interesting group of people, all reflecting our wonderfully diverse community.

‘I thank all my helpers and supporters, I literally couldn’t have done this without you; a swing to the Nationals locally reflects their great work. To my staff, who go above and beyond in helping people in our community, they are a great team, thank you.

‘To my family, Karen, Bridget, Sean and Rosie, your love and support sustains me in this role.

‘We have a world leading democracy, I wish the new government well. There are many challenges we face but I am always optimistic about our future due the character of the Australian people.’

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  1. Wow I’m embarrassed to live in page where they returned barnaby’s mate with a swing. Does that mean we live in electorate that experienced the floods and people deny climate change is real. Seems we missed out on a member pushing for action on climate change and corruption.
    On a lighter note what is Kevin going to do as he want be able to pork barrel. He speaks like he cares but his actions seem to pretty weak.

  2. Rod echoes my thoughts but I will give Kevin a chance to redeem himself. WE are entereing better times…..
    He will have to get up off his arse and do more than pork barrel now he is in opposition.
    He might even start to ‘open up’ and say something he actually believes ( whatever that might be) apart from we need to suppress wages for lower paid workers.

  3. WOW WOW the people of page what the ???? I’m struggling to fathom that the people of page would vote in a party representative that their only direction of an economic recovery was to implement more coal seem Gas. Have you all been under water for too long?

  4. Why do most people vote for MP Hogan?
    Well, he has rural peoples’ interests at heart and works hard for Page.
    Also most voters prefer someone who they can relate to – not a Woke, narrow-minded, anti-gas, climate alarmists
    Sorry – but you did ask…


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