Left -wing candidate for Griffith, Terri Butler, has been preselected as the ALP candidate for Griffith.

The rank-and-file membership of the party fielded over 300 members at the preselection and the vote was more than two thirds in favour of Butler.

With the Greens preselection to take place tomorrow Sunday 18th and Palmer stating publicly that he will not be running a candidate in this by-election the field is ready but the race has not been called.

A February date is widely tipped but depends on the former Prime-Minister Kevin Rudd finalising his correspondence (ie writing a resignation letter to the Governor General) and the Prime Minister calling a date.

Read Terri Butler’s profile by Jan Bowman.