Battle for Badcoe
We all know that Unley Mayor Lachlan Clyne is seeking preselection as the Liberal candidate for Badcoe (formerly Ashford); and I wish him the best of luck.
Some breaking news ... today I learnt (from an absolutely impeccable source) that there is a new Liberal hopeful for Badcoe. He is Peter Jaensch who lives in Unley.
He grew up in Callington, the son of a shearer and wheat farmer.
He went to Murray Bridge High School and joined the Police in 1972 and became Acting Patrol Sergeant in Adelaide.
Peter moved on and now owns an antique shop.
He and wife Suzanne work very long hours and have a successful business.
Peter states ... "South Australia can again be a vibrant, progressive state for the next generations to find work here in South Australia!".
It is understood that Liberal Leader Steven Marshall views both candidates quite favourably.
It will be interesting to see the outcome of the Liberal preselection for Badcoe.
Whoever wins, it will be a tough contest given that Labor holds the seat with 54% of the vote; and I doubt that any swing against Labor will be as big in Badcoe as in other parts of the State.
Good luck chaps!