The unbiased MP who propped up the Gillard authorities will make a recent bid to return to Parliament, establishing a three-cornered contest in a key NSW seat at subsequent yr’s federal election.
Rob Oakeshott is predicted to announce his resolution to re-enter federal politics shortly, and can face a fiery assault from Labor and the Coalition who’re each making ready to marketing campaign in opposition to the 49-year-old former MP.
Cowper, which the Nationals maintain on a really wholesome margin of 12.6 per cent, needs to be thought-about a secure seat however the impending retirement of Luke Hartsuyker because the native member for 17 years throws the competition extensive open.
Mr Oakeshott, together with the Greens and independents Tony Windsor and Andrew Wilkie, entered right into a provide and confidence settlement with Ms Gillard after the 2010 election. He made headlines for delivering a 17-minute speech saying he would again Ms Gillard over the then opposition chief Tony Abbott.