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Upper Hunter byelection: Stuart Bonds formally endorses Shooters candidate Sue Gilroy | The Maitland Mercury



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Former One Nation star candidate Stuart Bonds hopes his endorsement of Shooters Fishers and Farmers Party candidate Sue Gilroy will help her claim victory in the Upper Hunter byelection. Mr Bonds, who was spectacularly ejected from One Nation following a fall-out over the party’s support for the federal government’s industrial relations bill, formally endorsed Ms Gilroy on Tuesday morning. His endorsement is likely to give the Shooters a boost in the battle for conservative votes across the vast rural electorate. “I have no idea (how many votes my endorsement is worth) but it would have to be worth a few percent,” Mr Bonds, who has campaigned relentlessly to improve the rights of casual mineworkers, said. “I think…

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