NSW Labor Leader Luke Foley and candidate for Orange Bernard Fitzsimon today launched Labor’s campaign for the upcoming by-election during a BBQ with campaign volunteers.

Held on November 12, the Orange by-election will be an opportunity for constituents of Orange to send a message to the National Party to stop taking the community for granted and to stand up to the Liberal Party on Macquarie Street.

While rallying the volunteers Mr Foley stated that community members opposed to the greyhound racing ban, forced council amalgamations and hospital privatisation should put the National Party last.

Reduced funding to TAFE, a failure to curb youth unemployment and a lack of regional investment to create jobs were also likely to weigh on voter’s minds while at the ballot box.

Mr Foley and members of his Shadow Cabinet will be touring the region in coming weeks to continue Labor;s campaign for Orange.

Quotes attributable to Opposition Leader Luke Foley

“The National Party has abandoned the bush; they’ve become nothing more than lickspittles for a north shore Liberal Premier.

“The community has a chance to send a clear message to the National Party that they cannot be taken for granted.

“The only way to fight against the disastrous decisions coming out of Macquarie Street is to vote for Labor and put the National’s last.” 

Quotes attributable to Labor Candidate for Orange Bernard Fitzsimon

“The community in Orange has had enough of Mike Baird and his lap-dog National Party leader Troy Grant making captain’s calls that the public don’t want.

“High unemployment levels, poor Government decision making and a lack of respect for the community have reached boiling point.

“The National Party are experts at telling the community what they want to hear but failing to deliver once they’re on Macquarie Street.”