The ABC reports what has long been suspected with Chic Henry’s affection for the local Liberals:
Australian Motorist Party candidate Chic Henry says he expects to be branded ‘anti-Labor’ over his decision to ask voters to give their second preferences to the Canberra Liberals.
The former Summernats organiser is a candidate in the Ginninderra electorate in October’s election and says he would also back the Liberals to help form a minority Government.
Mr Henry concedes he could be viewed by voters as being ‘anti-Labor’.
“I’m sure some people see us that way and to be quite honest I’m not going to suggest that people even consider Labor,” he said.
“If that’s the way I’m going to be branded then so be it.”
But Mr Henry says if he held the balance of power, he would vote on issues in the Assembly on a case-by-case basis.
We asked Chic for a statement on this yesterday and are still waiting.