Lib Dem to run

THE Liberal Democrats are set to run a candidate in the July by-election for the federal seat of Fremantle.

The party’s WA president Stuart Hatch confirmed to the Herald this week that they were on the verge of preselecting former naval officer John Gray to run. Mr Gray was a submariner who ironically made headlines in 2014 when he found himself stationed deep in a desert on the Arab peninsula.

He’s currently a children’s entertainer working with the Starlight Children’s Foundation while he completes a law degree at Notre Dame.

Mr Hatch said the preselection would have to be ratified at a national executive teleconference next Monday.

The by-election will be held on July 28.

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