David Sheldon owner of the internationally recognised rural retreat Elm Cottage is set to throw his hat into the ring for the former bellwether seat of Eden/Monaro.
Asked what set the train in motion David explained the recent outing of the Prime Minister, the State By election in Wagga and Labor’s recent announcements were the catalysts.
‘I was a member of the Liberal Party until recently but enough is enough and tendered my resignation. I also wrote a letter to the Wagga Daily Advertiser before the Wagga By election about voters supporting an Independent in show of their disgust at the rabble we call politics today, the same needs to happen in Eden Monaro at a Federal level, We need to hold the political parties to account, Eden Monaro deserves more,’ said Mr Sheldon.
David has had a long history and involvement with Eden Monaro. As a child David grew up in Canberra and spent many holidays on the South Coast from Merimbula through to Mollymook. His first job out of school was as a Jackaroo on the Green’s sheep station out of Nimmitabel at Kybeyan. During this period David played for the Cooma Red Devils and also gained representative honours with NSW Country.