Labor takes on Scott
NICK Cedric-Thompson is putting his hand up to be the voice of Maranoa at the September 7 Federal Election.
He may not be able to name the Mayor of the Southern Downs but he thinks his fresh face is just what our region needs.
You may have met Mr Cedric-Thompson at the weekend while he was doorknocking, championing the Australian Labor Party's policies.
Mr Cedric-Thompson was born in Toowoomba 29 years ago and now lives in Roma.
During Mr Cedric-Thompson's interview with the Daily News he fumbled and almost called Tony Abbott Australia's prime minister and couldn't quite put his finger on what Warwick is "most famous for" but he's prepared to take the fight for our region's needs right to the top.
While Mr Cedric-Thompson wasn't specific, he said the biggest problems he would like to target in the Southern Downs are roads, health and education.
"I've spent a bit of time in the region throughout my life," he said.
"My dad is from Texas and I've got a few cousins who live in Warwick.
"I look forward to working with the community and trying to make it better for them."
Mr Cedric-Thompson said he had lived in rural Queensland his whole life and understood its needs.
"It's time for someone new with fresh ideas to take over Maranoa," he said.
"I understand the issues working rural Queenslanders are facing."
- Sitting LNP MP Bruce Scott was first elected to the seat of Maranoa in 1990 and has been re-elected seven times since.