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Weatherill weighs in on Elder preselection

Premier Jay Weatherill has effectively stamped his authority on Labor’s preselection wrangling, saying he expected first-term MP Annabel Digance to re-nominate for her seat of Elder, despite her conceding a likely redistribution had made it a “challenge” to retain.

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Elder MP Annabel Digance at the Al Salam Islamic festival in Veale Gardens this week. Photo: Facebook
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“Elder’s just a name”: Digance looks across ‘invisible boundary’ as key MPs bow out

EXCLUSIVE: Labor’s factional machine is whirring into top gear as two MPs prepare to bow out – one within days, prompting a casual vacancy in the Upper House. The shock retirement, effective this month, of Legislative Councillor Gerry Kandelaars comes as first-term right-winger Annabel Digance today confirmed she is contemplating crossing the “invisible border” to contest Badcoe, conceding a planned redistribution has made her seat of Elder “a challenge”.