Campaign begins: Labor MP Mark Dreyfus (left) and Liberal candidate Jeremy Hearn (right) will stand for the two major parties for the seat of Isaacs. Pictures: Supplied
THE federal election has officially been called for 18 May, with four candidates having put their hands up so far for the seat of Isaacs.
The seat has been held by Labor since 1996, with incumbent MP Mark Dreyfus acting as the sitting member since 2007. Mr Dreyfus will again contest the seat, which he retained with a 5.73 per cent margin in 2016.
Contesting against the shadow attorney general is Liberal candidate Jeremy Hearn, an architect who says a “strong economy” is his top priority.
Clive Palmer’s United Australia party has listed Anthony Seals as their candidate for Isaacs on their website. The initial media release issued by the party on 7 February listed Barry Prior as its candidate for Isaacs. That release said Mr Prior is a man with an “extensive background in small business and technical/management experience in the military, serving as a commissioned officer in the RAAF.”
The Animal Justice party will run a candidate in the seat, and have named Bronwyn Currie.
The Isaacs electorate encompasses Moorabbin, Carrum, and Dandenong South.