Labor calls on Newcastle Independents to drop suspended Kath Elliott from council election team

Michael Parris
By Michael Parris
Updated October 13 2021 - 2:18am, first published 1:10am
Kath Elliott at the Newcastle Independents' campaign launch in July. Picture: Jonathan Carroll

Labor has called on the Newcastle Independents to drop suspended councillor Kath Elliott from their election team.

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Michael Parris

Michael Parris

Journalist

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.