ONE Nation’s candidate for Wanneroo says he wants voters to mark their own preferences, despite his party making a deal with the Liberals ahead of the State Election.
The Australian Services Union WA (ASU) and Electrical Trades Union WA, which are fighting against the privatisation of Western Power, released a statement calling on candidate Joe Darcy to declare whether he would conform to the deal agreed to by One Nation leader Pauline Hanson, which would see it preference the Liberal Party above Labor in lower house seats.
One Nation opposes the sale of public assets so ASU branch secretary Wayne Wood said it “beggars belief” it would help re-elect the Liberals, which have promised the 51 per cent sale of Western Power.
“Regardless of what One Nation says, they have done a preference deal with the Liberal Party whose key platform at this election is the privatisation of Western Power,” he said.
Mr Darcy, a trained electrician, said did not believe in government privatisation and wanted constituents to make their own decision on preferences.
“I would prefer they choose their own preferences,” he said.
“I’m totally against any privatisation whatsoever.”
He said the party may distribute how-to-vote cards on election day but he would not create his own.