The NSW Labor Party has announced preselection will be opened for the party’s two Mountains seats, Blue Mountains in the state parliament and Macquarie in the federal parliament, during the month of October.
Both of Labor’s local parliamentarians, Trish Doyle and Susan Templeman, have announced they will seek the support of local Labor members for their respective positions and have co-signed each other’s nomination forms.
“Blue Mountains Labor has gone from strength to strength in recent years, and we are both keen to continue to advocate and agitate for a better deal for Blue Mountains residents from state and federal governments,” Ms Templeman said.
State MP Ms Doyle said: “Labor’s preselection processes are open, transparent and democratic. Throwing it open at each election is an important check and balance within the party and gives our local branch members a chance to provide feedback to their local MPs.”
Both MPs have run as Labor candidates since their first tilts at the state and federal parliaments in 2010 (Templeman) and 2011 (Doyle). This preselection will be Ms Templeman’s fourth and Ms Doyle’s third.