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Big crowd for M'boro political candidates at City Hall

People crowded into Maryborough City Hall to hear from most of the Heritage City's State Government candidates.
People crowded into Maryborough City Hall to hear from most of the Heritage City's State Government candidates. Robyne Cuerel

MORE than 400 Maryborough locals facing service cuts and job losses filled City Hall to hear political hopefuls give their vision for the Heritage City.

The Q&A session on Wednesday evening, organised by the Together Union, drew residents, business leaders and local politicians.

Independent Chris Foley, Palmer runner Steve Anderson and Labor Party candidate Bruce Saunders all outlined their ideas for Maryborough's future.

The three State Government candidates then took questions from the floor.

Although some were long-winded and jumped across different issues, the recurring theme in the questions was about getting jobs to the region.

Despite a tumultuous day for his party after the dismissal of rogue Senator Jaqui Lambie, Palmer candidate Steve Anderson faced the crowd and spoke about tax breaks and business incentives to get Maryborough moving.

Casually dressed Labor candidate Bruce Saunders played up his union involvement and repeatedly stated that he would "put Maryborough first".

Independent Chris Foley used his public speaking experience to stir the crowd and promised to fight tooth and nail for the electorate.

The event organiser has said previously sitting Maryborough MP Anne Maddern did not attend because she felt she had to honour a commitment to go to a school awards night.

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