The rural vote is diluted by being given unconditionally to the Coalition without being politically leveraged to ensure a sustainable future for our communities and for our children.
In today’s Party dominated political landscape, seats held by large margins also lose influence because they are taken for granted by the side of politics that holds them and disregarded by the side that does not.
Marginal seats are generally subject to greater levels of political interest from both sides of politics. Challenging safe rural seats makes them more marginal and therefore more influential. The result of a credible challenge in safe rural seats serves to enhance the political leverage of the rural vote which is the exact opposite of dilution.