Candidates line up for poll battle

Political parties are lining up their potential candidates as the campaign trail heats up. The Greens have pre-selected Damon Pages-Oliver for Canning while the Australian Christians have appointed Derek Bruning. However, Labor is yet to pre-select a candidate against Mr Randall, who has held the seat since 2001.

The Labor Party was due to meet again last night to discuss pre-selections.

The Canning electorate margin is 2.2 per cent.

The extremely marginal seat of Hasluck, held by Liberals’ Ken Wyatt with a mere 948 votes, is the one to watch with Adrian Evans aiming to wrestle back the 0.57 per cent margin for Labor.

Mr Wyatt is the first indigenous politician elected to the House of Representatives.

Electrician Robin Scott is put forward for Palmer United, Jason Whittaker pre-selected for the Australian Christians, and Peter Langlands for the Greens.