What do the locals think of Kristina Keneally's run for Bennelong?

Wednesday, 15 November 2017, 07:52:43 AM. The ABC hits the streets to hear what the locals think about former premier Kristina Keneally running for the seat of Bennelong
Photo: Kristina Keneally led Labor to its worst sate election defeat ever in 2011. (AAP) She once famously said in parliament that she is "nobody's girl", but could she in fact be the right candidate for the seat of Bennelong? Yesterday former NSW premier-turned-TV-political-commentator Kristina Keneally announced she will stand as the Labor candidate in the Bennelong by-election next month. She will be going up against former tennis player John Alexander, who held the north Sydney seat for seven years, but resigned on the weekend due to dual citizenship concerns. Ms Keneally says the electorate "deserves better than the Liberals are giving it", but what do the locals think? Shane Layburn Photo: Shane Layburn thinks John Alexander has done enough in his time to just get over the line against Kristina Keneally. (ABC News: Nour Haydar) "He [John Alexander] does a lot for the community and charity so that's where I'll be voting, but Kristina Keneally, she's a worthwhile candidate." "Over time the margins have been dwindling here but I think John's done enough within the community, he puts himself out there and highlights what he has been doing and what's been going on in the area — I think he will get over the line. "She'll give him a run for his money and it'll be interesting and I think it'll be rather close. "John Alexander has probably done enough but I suppose what's happening now with citizenship and other issues within the Liberal ranks its probably not going to help...Read more
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