Photo caption: Federal Member for Parkes Mark Coulton (second from left) has been preselected to contest the seat of Parkes for the sixth time. He is pictured at the Nationals’ Parkes Electorate Council preselection meeting with Parkes Electorate Council Chair Brendan Moylan (Moree branch), NSW Central Executive member and Parkes Electorate Council Secretary Jocellin Jansson (Narrabri branch) and Barwon Electorate Council Chair Pat Murphy (Narrabri branch).
Federal Member for Parkes Mark Coulton will once again contest the seat of Parkes at the next federal election, after being pre-selected as the Nationals’ candidate for the sixth time.
Mr Coulton was chosen to represent the Nationals at the party’s preselection meeting on Sunday 23 May in Narrabri.
The Nationals’ Parkes Federal Electorate Council Chair Brendan Moylan said he was proud to endorse Mr Coulton as the local candidate.
“Mark is doing a great job as the Federal Member for Parkes; he’s incredibly hard-working, humble and a wonderful advocate for regional Australia,” Mr Moylan said.
“The amount of travel he does is quite extraordinary, spending just a few nights at home each month when he’s not travelling around the large electorate.
“He’s trusted, well-respected and an incredibly solid and effective local member.”
Mr Coulton said he is honoured to have been preselected by Nationals members in the Parkes electorate for the sixth time.
“It has been a privilege serving the people of the Parkes electorate for the past 14 years and I’m thrilled to be given the opportunity to continue to represent this wonderful part of the state,” Mr Coulton said.
“Over the last 14 years I’ve fought hard to ensure the bush is not left behind, and I plan to continue fighting for our regional areas, making sure we have high quality health services, internet coverage and infrastructure in place to enable our communities to grow and prosper.”