Lord mayor Nuatali Nelmes' election challengers oppose Supercars in Newcastle East

Michael Parris
By Michael Parris
October 18 2021 - 10:00pm
IN DOUBT: The Newcastle 500 weekend could face a hostile council after the December local government elections.

Lord mayoral candidate John Church says he will vote against extending Supercars' contract to race in the historic east end if he is re-elected to Newcastle council.

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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.

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