Media release

Richard Foley endorsed as United Australia Party’s candidate for Riverina

The executive of the United Australia Party has endorsed small business operator Richard Foley as its candidate for the federal seat of Riverina in NSW.

A former federal independent candidate, Richard joined the United Australia Party to deliver accountability in Canberra for people of the Riverina region.

“The National Party has sold out the Riverina and regional Australia and it’s time to put Aussies first,’’ he said.

“The National Party is in chaos and Michael McCormack looks like getting dumped as leader.

“If the LNP government falls and Mr McCormack holds this seat how long will it be until voters go to another by-election?”

Mr Foley said it’s time for a rural revolt against Canberra.

“It’s time we put an Aussie battler in parliament,’’ he said.

Mr Foley was born in Narranderra and grew up in Wagga Wagga. He has an extensive background in farming and horticulture, currently running a vermiculture business as well as plastering business and has previously worked in construction, at one time restoring castles and government buildings in Ireland.

In 2016 he ran as an independent for the federal seat of Riverina coming third with 6.2% of the primary vote on a campaign budget of $3000.