Familiar faces vie for seat

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Geoff VivianMidwest Times

The voters of Moore will choose from the same three major party candidates as the last State election when they go to the polls on March 13.

They are sitting Nationals member Shane Love, Labor’s Barni Norton and Liberal Darren Slyns.

In 2017 Mr Love won the primary vote with 34.94 per cent of the total, followed by Ms Norton with 20.87 and Darren Slyns with 19.25.

Member for Moore Shane Love.
Camera IconMember for Moore Shane Love. Credit: Supplied

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However, Labor preferences got Mr Love over the line with 63.92 per cent of the two-party preferred vote, after the distribution of preferences from four minor parties failed to produce a result.

This left Mr Slyns with just 36.08 per cent.

Mr Slyns is best known as the officer-in-charge of Jurien Bay police where he moved in 2012 before becoming a Dandaragan Shire councillor and president of both the local youth group and RSL sub-branch.

Barni Norton
Camera IconBarni Norton Credit: Supplied

After the 2017 election he returned to policing and is studying for a Masters in Business Administration.

He lists his priorities as “local jobs, local community safety, local roads and local growth”.

The Midwest Times has attempted to contact Bindoon resident Barni Norton who is a small-business owner, St John Ambulance volunteer and musician.

Darren Slyns
Camera IconDarren Slyns Credit: Supplied

In her last campaign she advocated a “buy local” policy for Bindoon, a fracking moratorium and public education and training systems.

WA Nationals deputy leader Shane Love has represented the electorate since 2013 from his office in Dongara.

He said his main concern at present was “the protection and restoration of Royalties for Regions”.

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