Wright candidate Wright says there's a lot wrong

A BIT TO THE RIGHT: Independent candidate Matthew Wright feels he is the best choice for Wright.
A BIT TO THE RIGHT: Independent candidate Matthew Wright feels he is the best choice for Wright. Rob Williams

HE LOOKS like Che Guevara and is calling for a regional revolution.

We will have to wait and see whether Matthew Wright's campaign signs of "Wright for Wright" will topple the established order in tomorrow's Federal Election.

Mr Wright, owner of Story Tree Cafe in Boonah, is not yet planning to storm Canberra like Che and Fidel Castro did in Havana, Cuba.

"After the sign came out a lot of people said I was looking a bit revolutionary," Mr Wright grinned when asked about his image

"I am not wearing a beret. It is a paper boy cap that my grandfather left me when he passed away. But I think we need a bit of a regional revolution... so I am not shy of the association."

To produce the signs affordably he followed up a suggestion by local artist Honey Clarke and engaged Boonah screen printer Sal Hart to help with the process.

"I am running as an independent and I am essentially self-funded... so the whole campaign is being run on an absolute shoestring," he said.

Mr Wright is involved in the local sporting scene and his shop is on the main street.

He believes there has been a disconnection between people and the political process and sees his job as "re-engaging with everyday people who don't have their voices heard".

He fought against council amalgamation and the move of CSG into the Scenic Rim and lists fighting for better access to health services, tackling the duopolies of Coles and Woolworths and strengthening small business as key policies.

"I am all for communities having the right to self determine their own futures," he said.

"Economically I probably stand a bit to the right, but socially I move to the left."

The LNP's Scott Buchholz is the hot favourite to retain the seat of Wright.



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