Tumby Bay mayor Sam Telfer elected Liberal candidate for Flinders

NOMINEE: Member for Flinders Peter Treloar with new Liberal nominee Sam Telfer. Photo: Supplied
NOMINEE: Member for Flinders Peter Treloar with new Liberal nominee Sam Telfer. Photo: Supplied

One of the candidates for the seat of Flinders in the 2022 state election has been determined with Tumby Bay mayor Sam Telfer receiving the nomination on Sunday.

Liberal Party members from across the Eyre Peninsula met in Wudinna on Sunday for the pre-selection vote with Mr Telfer and Port Lincoln resident Sebastian Tops up for nomination.

After both nominees spoke members voted, with Mr Telfer voted in to be the Liberal Party's nominee to be the next Member for Flinders, taking over from retiring incumbent Member Peter Treloar.

Mr Telfer said it was exciting to potentially be the next Member for Flinders and take the next step in community leadership and ensuring the needs of communities across the electorate are heard.

"I'm looking forward to the challenge of carrying on the good work of previous Members, such as Peter Treloar," he said.

"With such a diverse electorate it's necessary to get an understanding of community needs across Flinders."

The borders for Flinders will be different for the 2022 state election, gaining Kimba and Franklin Harbour district councils as well as Maralinga-Tjatjura from Giles.

Mr Telfer said these communities coming into Flinders recognised they were comparable communities with comparable challenges and opportunities to the rest of the electorate.

As for his current duties Mr Telfer said he would continue with the Tumby Bay District Council and enable a smooth transition to the next step.