The Nationals preselected candidate to replace disgraced MP Andrew Broad wants to see respect and dignity restored in politics.
Anne Webster was preselected on Saturday for the seat of Mallee, which will not be contested by Mr Broad following allegations of inappropriate conduct during an official government trip overseas.
“I would like to see that respect and dignity are part of the hallmarks of politicians as opposed to some of the behaviour which really doesn’t impress the electorate,” Dr Webster told AAP on Sunday.
“It’s the behaviour of some – and it’s a minority let’s face it – a minority of people, that gives politicians a bad name.”
The 59-year-old is promising to take up the fight for regional Victorians in a respectful way after being selected from a field of six candidates at a party meeting in Birchip.
“I believe that most politicians go into politics because they do want to make a difference for their communities and I feel passionate about it myself or I wouldn’t be standing,” she said.
“I think its a bit of a heavy weight in some ways to realise the image and the integrity of politicians needs to be…