STATE opposition leader Matthew Guy will visit the Frankston region on Friday as guest speaker at a business lunch organised by the advocacy group Committee for Greater Frankston.
He will be the first state political leader to address the committee during this state election year, with Labor Premier Daniel Andrews scheduled to address a committee event in May, ahead of what is expected to be a hard-fought election campaign.
The Frankston electorate is again expected to attract attention from the two major parties as one of four marginal seats in the southeast – Frankston, Carrum, Mordialloc and Bentleigh – that could decide who forms government after election day on 24 November.
Mr Guy, also Liberal Party leader in Victoria, said he would outline how a Coalition government would work with the Frankston community to create more jobs, strengthen the economy, and mobilise infrastructure investment in the Greater Frankston region.
The opposition leader is the third Liberal to address a committee function, following small business spokesman Neale Burgess last May and former premier Jeff Kennett in September.
Labor government MPs speaking at committee functions have included state treasurer Tim Pallas (who launched the committee last February), Transport Minister Jacinta Allan and Carrum MP Sonya Kilkenny.
“We invite speakers from all political parties to visit Frankston and openly discuss issues that will help advance our region,” Committee for Greater Frankston CEO Ginevra Hosking said.
“Speakers at our events are often high-profile members from the two major parties.”
Details of the lunch and other activities are on the committee’s website at c4gf.com.au online.