Libs bypass Aaron Buman, name Blake Keating on Newcastle council election team

Michael Parris
By Michael Parris
Updated October 7 2021 - 4:13am, first published 2:12am
RUNNING: Jenny Barrie and Blake Keating after being named as Liberal party state election candidates in 2019.

Former councillor Aaron Buman has failed to win Liberal preselection for the upcoming Newcastle local government election.


Michael Parris

Michael Parris


Michael Parris reports on politics for the Newcastle Herald. He started at the Herald in 1994 after working in the ABC Newcastle newsroom. Michael spent much of his career as a sub-editor before moving into political reporting in 2017. He was a finalist in the Sports Australia national media awards for his reporting about a male-only tennis club in Newcastle. He has reported on the 2019 NSW and federal elections, state and federal budgets and local politics. He has also written extensively about the COVID-19 pandemic with a special focus on data analysis and the effects of lockdowns on the Hunter community.

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