The Federal Liberal Candidate for Gilmore Warren Mundine says he's working hard to win back the support of former branch members as he hits the campaign trail meeting with locals on the South Coast.
South Coast MP Shelley Hancock was quick to slam the ousting of former Liberal turned independent Grant Shultz.
She says she'll decide later who's she's going to back in the Federal Election, but still expects to have the support of former branch members at next months state election.
"They're absolutely resolute in their decision that they have resigned, not that they will stop supporting us at a state level, that's a very strong indication that I've been given," Ms Hancock said.
Meantime, Mr Mundine has moved into a property in Bomaderry and says he's working hard to rebuild relationships.
"I'm very confident about the membership, I'm very confident about the support of the membership as we move forward to not only the Federal election but prior to that the state election, so we'd be all working very hard for those two elections to get our people re-elected," Mr Mundine said.
Meantime, Opposition Leader Bill Shorten will arrive in the Shoalhaven later today for a public meeting to be held tonight at the Shoalhaven Entertainment Centre from 6pm.
A range of issues will be discussed including public transport, infrastructure, health and TAFE funding.
Photo and story by Andrew Page