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Stuart Bonds uses SFF endorsement speech to take aim at Labor candidate Jeff Drayton’s record on mine workers entitlements | Muswellbrook Chronicle



Singleton’s best known coal mining employee, Stuart Bonds, says his ambition remains to oust Joel Fitzgibbon in the federal seat of Hunter.

But in the meantime he has chosen to throw his support behind Shooters, Fishers and Farmers’ (SFF) candidate Sue Gilroy in the May 22 by-election for Upper Hunter.

Speaking in Singleton this morning alongside Ms Gilroy he said the SFF policies matched his views especially the fact they were pro-coal mining and ensuring mine workers’ entitlements are protected.

Mr Bonds rose to prominence in the political sphere when he represented One Nation in the May 2019 federal election and almost caused the biggest upset when he came close to defeating Mr Fitzgibbon in what was considered a very safe Labor seat.

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