Premier Mike Baird says the Liberals are prepared to stand up to any Labor Party ‘‘scare campaign’’ at the 2015 state election.
"We are not going to submit to any scare campaigns"— Premier Mike Baird
‘‘The scare campaigns will come thick and fast . . . but we are not going to submit to any scare campaigns,’’ Mr Baird told 120-odd supporters at Northmead Bowling Club on Friday, July 11, for the launch of the Liberals’ campaign for the seat of Seven Hills.
First-time councillor for The Hills and former NSW police superintendent Mark Taylor won pre-selection for the new electorate of Seven Hills, which replaced the seat of Toongabbie in a redistribution of electoral boundaries last year.
Toongabbie is currently held by former Labor Premier Nathan Rees who will retire next year.
‘‘We cannot govern unless we win Seven Hills"— Premier Mike Baird
‘‘We cannot govern unless we win Seven Hills. If [Mark Taylor] wins Seven Hills we have every chance of government again,’’ Mr Baird said.
Earlier in the proceedings Liberal Baulkham Hills MP David Elliott said the Liberals expected to face ‘‘a lot of misinformation’’ from the ALP.
‘‘This will be a 50-50 election and a litmus test for the government,’’ Mr Elliott said.
‘‘We are going to roll up our sleeves and do the hard yards. No Liberal has represented this area since 1962.’’