LIBERAL candidate for O'Connor Rick Wilson said he was "cautiously optimistic" about winning the federal seat as the counting of votes continued throughout the week.
Rex Drabik THE Australian Electoral Commission says the federal seat of O'Connor remains too close to call, with counting still underway to determine whether the WA Nationals or the Liberals will represent the electorate following last Saturday's election.
Rex Drabik THE two leading candidates in the federal election battle for O'Connor say they both support the deregulation of the air route between Esperance and Perth.
Rex Drabik ESPERANCE residents were given an opportunity to meet and ask questions of the candidates hoping to represent the federal electorate of O'Connor during a Meet the Candidates forum held by the Esperance Chamber of Commerce and Industry on Tuesday.
REX DRABIK THERE needs to a greater priority on the provision of aged-care facilities in regional areas such as Esperance to cope with an ageing population, according to the two leading candidates for O'Connor.
Rex Drabik ESPERANCE residents will be given the opportunity to meet and quiz the candidates vying for the seat of O'Connor in the upcoming federal election when the Esperance Chamber of Commerce and Industry (ECCI) hosts a Meet the Candidates forum tonight.
REX DRABIK BOTH the Nationals WA and Liberal candidates for O'Connor say that Labor voters will ultimately make up their owns minds in terms of preferences on election day.
Rex Drabik MORE needs to be done to expand post-secondary education and training opportunities in the region, according to Liberal and WA Nationals candidates for O'Connor.
REX DRABIK KATTER's Australian Party candidate for O'Connor Phillip Bouwman said he always had an interest in politics but decided to become actively involved after witnessing the decline of retail in small towns.
REX DRABIK WA Nationals federal candidate for O'Connor Chub Witham says he will seek to implement a $1 billion a year regional investment fund if elected next month.