Possible Liberal Candidate for Werriwa

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  1. Canteen Worker

    By:Canteen WorkerJan 30, 2005
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    Footballer may tackle Latham's seat for Liberal team
    By Aban Contractor and Elizabeth Bowron
    January 29, 2005


    Paul Langmack ... "I think John Howard is doing a great job."
    Photo: Nick Laham

    The former rugby league player Paul Langmack is being considered by the Liberal Party to stand for the seat of Werriwa, vacated by Mark Latham.

    Mr Langmack, who played for Canterbury-Bankstown, Western Suburbs, NSW and Australia, and last year coached South Sydney, has been away and said he had not yet been approached Liberal officials.

    "I'd always think about it," he told the Herald yesterday. "I'm a Liberal Party supporter. I think John Howard is doing a great job."

    A Liberal spokesman said the decision on whether or not the party would stand a candidate in the seat, between Campbelltown and Liverpool, would not be made for seven to 10 days.

    He would not be drawn on whether Mr Langmack was on a list of contenders. "It's way too premature to talk about anyone. We don't have a strong expectation of winning the seat."

    The Herald understands that senior Liberals believe that, although Labor holds the seat by a 9.3 per cent margin, they could poll well with the right high-profile candidate.

    They say the Liberals have done well in Sydney's west over the past 10 years and won much of Labor's heartland.


    On one side of Werriwa is Macarthur, held by the Liberals' Pat Farmer, another celebrity sportsman, by a 9.5 per cent margin. On the other is Fowler, held by Labor's Julia Irwin by a 21.36 per cent margin.

    The new Labor leader, Kim Beazley, will visit Werriwa today.

    The Labor frontrunner is Campbelltown's Mayor, Brenton Banfield. He is expected to be opposed by at least two other preselection candidates when the party meets next Friday.
     
  2. fLIP

    By:fLIPJan 30, 2005
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    Hmmm. More control. It can't be too good. We may as well have a presidency. A party needs an opposition people or theres no one to challange there views.
     
  3. Matabele

    By:MatabeleJan 30, 2005
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    Langmack. pfffft

    You know, the amazing thing is, were he to win the seat it would raise the IQ of the Liberal Party significantly.
     
  4. Canteen Worker

    By:Canteen WorkerJan 30, 2005
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    Another reason to hate the Liberals. I wonder if would take Bulldog values into the Party (and I am not talking about Winston Churchill)

    He did not play for Souths Sydney either!!!!!!
     
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    By:MatabeleJan 30, 2005
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    Natasha Stoot Despoja and company would be avoiding the swimming pool in Parliament House at all costs!
     
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    By:Canteen WorkerJan 30, 2005
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    You are on fire this afternoon Mata. Stop it, I have work to do!
     
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    By:CC_EagleJan 30, 2005
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    Langmack :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:


    So this is the Libs new recruit to try and stop the juggernaut that is Australia's next PM, Kim! :D
     
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    By:FluffyJan 30, 2005
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    I think its their answer to garrett.
     
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    By:MatabeleJan 30, 2005
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    Ah yesssss. All the pampered dah lings would be flying in from Canberra this afternoon I gather.

    Qantas will be making a mint. No Jetstar flights for these boys. And all that excess baggage too.
     
  10. byso

    By:bysoJan 30, 2005
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    Oh well Labor's got "BIG KEV" :lol: :lol: :lol:

    Libs got the "HORSE HEAD" :cry:
     
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    By:MatabeleJan 30, 2005
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    Ummmmmmmmm bi-so. How can I break this gently.

    The Big Kev thing was laboured humour the first time. After the 6th .............
     
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    By:bysoJan 30, 2005
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    Sorry brother get used to it :wink: :wink:
     
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    By:MatabeleJan 30, 2005
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    It's like a dog returning to its vomit.
     
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