MURRAY Schultz, 48, has come up with a new way of getting publicity for himself in Castle Hill before Saturday’s federal election.
The candidate for Palmer United Party sang Wiggles songs to the accompaniment of his guitar outside a pre-poll centre at Hoyle Avenue from 10am to noon today.
He said many voters, especially their children, joined him in singing their favourite songs.
‘‘I may have won some votes from people who won’t vote for Labor or Liberal,’’ he said.
‘‘I am so pleased I’ll do it again on election day.’’
The political novice is a small businessman who runs a karaoke party bus and feels strongly about serving his community.
With more than 30 years’ experience in international trade, Mr Schultz’s prime political interests are within foreign and international trade, small business and promoting tourism within the Sydney area.
‘‘Small business owners need more funding to help them create wealth and I believe more funding should also go towards the M4 city extension as well as tourism.’’
He is one of six candidates for the federal seat of Mitchell.
The others are: Darryl Allen, Christian Democratic Party; Michael Bellstedt, The Greens; Nathan Dodd, Democratic Labour Party (DLP); Alex Hawke, Liberal; and Andrew Thomas Punch, Labor.
Mitchell is a safe Liberal seat held by Mr Hawke with a 17.2 per cent margin since 2007.
Mitchell is a socially conservative electorate in the Hills district of north-western Sydney. It includes Baulkham Hills, Castle Hill, Winston Hills, parts of Northmead and North Rocks, as well as the formerly rural but now rapidly growing new housing estates around Kellyville and Rouse Hill.