Member for Northern Victoria Jaclyn Symes yesterday announced she had been preselected by the Australian Labour Party to contest next year’s election.
‘‘As a proud country Labor member of the Victorian State Parliament in the Legislative Council I have today been preselected by the Australian Labor Party as a candidate for the Northern Victoria Region for the 2018 state election,’’ Ms Symes said in a statement yesterday.
‘‘I would like to thank the many Labor party members, colleagues and community members who have encouraged me to continue my work representing the best parts of Victoria from Mildura to Corryong to Healesville to Heathcote.
‘‘I’m very proud of what I and the Andrews Government are delivering for Northern Victoria.
‘‘Under Labor it is now easier to get into the housing market, expand your business and, like me, raise your family in country Victoria.’’