New England Candidate for the 21st Century Australia, Jamie McIntyre believes the race to win the federal seat will be much closer, following the resignation of Tony Windsor.
He said he believes that Mr Windsor has done the “honourable thing and resigned for putting the worst Prime Minister in living memory into power”.
“Windsor has paid the ultimate price for betraying New England and Australia by backing Gillard, despite the fact that only eight per cent of the New England voters in 2010 supported Labor. Moving forward as an Australian voter and tax payer I am sick of voters not electing the Prime Minister.
“We have Gillard who was put into power by suspect unions and we have Tony Abbott who has been chosen and selected by Rupert Murdoch to be the next Prime Minister”.
Mr McIntyre said according to recent poll conducted by Australian Spectator (commissioned by 21st Century Media), showed he would collect 21 per cent of primary votes. Joyce reportedly was the favourite with 42 per cent, Windsor garnered 17 per cent and 20 per cent said they were undecided.
After preferences however, McIntyre said he took the lead with 43.2 per cent votes followed by Joyce at 41.4 per cent and Windsor at 15 per cent.
21st Century Australia lodged its registration with the AEC on May 2 and it was confirmed last week that 500 of the party members have been approved. The party is now aiming to recruit 35,000 plus members to overtake the membership levels of the Australian Labor Party.