After discussing politics for so long on talk radio, Jason Morrison is now considering entering the bear pit himself. He would follow in the footsteps of other high profile broadcasters such as Pru Goward, Maxine McKew and a number of recent state premiers who had media careers before entering politics.
Morrison has confirmed he is interested in standing for the safe NSW seat of Epping when ex-attorney-general Greg Smith steps down in next year’s state election.
Morrison, who is currently an adviser to Gina Rinehart, is believed to have the backing of several senior members of the current NSW State government to win preselection for Epping, according to a report in The Australian.
The contest is set to become a significant battleground for the NSW Liberals’ fracturing right faction as two other potential candidates, Sydney lawyer Noel McCoy, and Mr Smith’s son, former plumber and Kogarah councillor Nathaniel Smith, slug it out for the seat as well.