Standing for reliable power

CONSERVATIVE CANDIDATE: Australian Conservatives candidate for Flinders Tony Parker on his farm near Ungarra.
CONSERVATIVE CANDIDATE: Australian Conservatives candidate for Flinders Tony Parker on his farm near Ungarra.

Flinders has another candidate with a farming background and Australian Conservatives member Tony Parker says he is running to give the electorate some choice.

Mr Parker, who farms in Ungarra and lives in Port Lincoln, said his campaign would revolve around values, commonsense and principles.

He said his biggest concern was the reliability, stability and affordability of electricity on the Eyre Peninsula.

“You can do nothing without electricity...live five minutes without air, 14 days without food, how long without electricity?,” he said.

“No petrol, no phone, no doctors, supermarket shelves are empty, no money and no ATM.”

He said electricity and healthcare were a combined problem and he would try to address both.

“You can’t have healthcare without electricity,” he said.

Mr Parker said he would pursue rate capping, overtaking lanes between Tumby Bay and Port Lincoln and the moratorium on genetically modified (GM) crops.