MAFS Star Troy Delmege Running In Federal Election To 'Abolish The Senate'
In a sign of some truly baffling things to come, a former Married At First Sight groom is throwing his hat in the ring at the upcoming federal election.
Troy Delmege, who horrified viewers last season with his method of brushing his teeth, announced via Instagram video he would be contesting the safe Liberal seat of North Sydney.
"I'm sick of the same old politics, and I believe it's time for the next generation to step up," he told his 78,000 Instagram followers.
"I'm ready to set a new tone of optimism and hope. I want to be someone who brings the community together and helps inspire the next generation -- someone who passionately cares about every single member of the community."
Delmege is running on a platform of traffic issues, renewable energy, lockout laws, and the slightly more lofty aims of 'improving democracy and fighting bureaucracy', according to his new website.
He also appears to be passionate about allowing Australians to participate in international poker gaming, including it under the policy heading "personal freedom".
His 'about me' section talks about his Bachelors degree in Business, his love of Rugby League, and the fact that he's never been married ("except on reality TV"), but does not describe his professional experience, aside from a mention of working "in a number of professional roles for some of Australia's leading companies".
He does not appear to have a LinkedIn page.
North Sydney has mostly been held by Liberal MPs for the past 70 years, aside from six years in the early 1990s when it was held by Independent Edward Mack.
Current member for North Sydney, Trent Zimmerman, holds the seat comfortably -- winning 64 percent of the two-party vote at the 2016 election.
He told 10 daily Delmege's bid was nothing more than an attempt to leverage reality TV fame into something more.
“I have never taken my community for granted and am working hard for local residents,” Zimmerman said.
“Federal parliament is dealing with serious issues and needs serious people to represent them in parliament — not just candidates who are looking to extend their reality TV exposure in a new forum.”
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