Meet Adam Blakester, the candidate taking on Barnaby Joyce

Meet the independent taking on Barnaby Joyce for New England

ADAM Blakester has secured nearly half a billion dollars for the New England electorate without being involved in politics - now, he wants to see what he can do from inside the political machine. On Thursday, Mr Blakester announced he would stand as an independent candidate in the upcoming federal election, taking on Barnaby Joyce for the seat of New England.