Firearm owners across the state are set to have more shooting sports-friendly candidates to vote for at next year’s state election.
The Shooters, Fishers and Farmers Party (SFFP) revealed last week that it was planning an assault on several lower house seats in 2018.
The recent by-election at Murray saw SFFP gain popularity, only just missing out on election. Candidate Helen Dalton gained a 19.3 per cent swing to finish with 46.7 per cent of the votes after preferences.
SFFP gained a 23.3 per cent swing in the Cootamundra by-election first preference count, but failed to take the seat.
Northern Victoria MP Daniel Young told local media that the result was “positive” despite SFFP’s failure to unseat the National Party.
SFFP is expected to stand candidates in several seats across northern Victoria, and beyond. It will begin naming candidates in the new year.