Climate, jobs, power, water: New England candidate debate reveals our priorities

Almost 500 people packed out the Tamworth Town Hall last night to hear from the eight hopefuls, who fielded questions from audience members pre-selected by Tamworth Business Chamber.

Independent Adam Blakester, who has a background in renewables, said the government had failed on energy. "The CSG and coal industries are peddling their own interests," he said.

"We need to move to renewables, that's the cheapest form of new power."

Climate, jobs, power, water: Candidate debate reveals our priorities

WATER security, power policy, job creation and climate change dominated the first public forum to feature all of New England's candidates. Almost 500 people packed out the Tamworth Town Hall last night to hear from the eight hopefuls, who fielded questions from the audience, which were pre-selected by Tamworth Business Chamber.