New England election: Green mayor of Glen Innes Carol Sparks considering run at Barnaby Joyce's seat

Andrew Messenger
By Andrew Messenger
Updated February 19 2021 - 12:32am, first published February 17 2021 - 9:57pm
THEY'RE OFF: Glen Innes mayor Carol Sparks is considering a run at Federal MP Barnaby Joyce's seat of New England. Photo: Tony Grant

Arch-conservative political veteran Barnaby Joyce could face a challenge, from a local mayor who led a council to declare a climate emergency.


Andrew Messenger

Andrew Messenger

Northern Daily Leader journalist

Politics, environment and energy journalist at the Northern Daily Leader. I also write about health, bushfires and occasionally music. I'm a Brisbane boy by way of Charleville and Hobart who now lives in in beautiful New England. Get me at

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