The woman behind a proposed Newcastle light rail class action will seek a seat in federal parliament in Saturday’s Wentworth by-election.
Angela Vithoulkas, who has coordinated a lawsuit on behalf of Newcastle traders affected by light rail construction, will be a rank outsider this weekend but also plans to pursue an Upper House seat in the March state election.
The City of Sydney councillor will run as an independent in Wentworth, Malcolm Turnbull’s old seat, but for her Small Business Party in the state poll.
Ms Vithoulkas, whose own cafe in George Street closed recently after years of light rail disruption in Sydney, helped lodge a $40 million lawsuit on behalf of about 60 Sydney traders in the Supreme Court in August.
She was in Newcastle two months ago signing up more than 40 business people to a second class action.
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