Volunteers and candidates gather at the pre polling centre ready to meet and greet the Hunter voters

Louise Nichols
By Louise Nichols
Updated May 11 2022 - 1:52am, first published 1:48am
DEMOCRACY: The footpath outside the pre polling centre in Singleton is festooned with candidates corflutes as volunteers handout how-to-vote flyers.

Having attracted national attention at the 2019 federal election, when he ran as a One Nation candidate for the seat of Hunter, this time around Singleton coal miner Stuart Bonds answers to no political party - he is running his own campaign as an independent.

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Louise Nichols

Louise Nichols

Senior journalist

From cattle to coal. Once a specialist agriculture writer today its about community, in particular, the Upper Hunter. I have lived and worked in the region for more than 30 years. Land use issues and the future direction of our region. But you cannot take ag out of the picture - our food and how we grow it is the basis of all life. Covering the Hunter and Mid North Coast rural issues is now part of my role with ACM.