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Two election forums have been announced for Tamworth as the contest for the NSW election heats up.

Popular Gunnedah council member and ALP candidate Kate McGrath and Tamworth council member and Independent candidate Mark Rodda are leading the field against the National Party’s Kevin Anderson.

It’s clear from Mr Anderson’s recent actions, spending a great deal of time in Gunnedah, that he considers McGrath the greater threat.

The first forum has been organised by the Tamworth Business Chamber. The 3 hour ‘meet the candidates’ community forum is being held at West Diggers on the 27th of February, starting at 5.30pm.

There is no cost for the event and you don’t need to reserve your place, but those with questions for the candidates are asked to submit them by email to executiveofficer@tamworth.org.au prior to 12 noon Monday 27 February.

The second forum is being hosted by NSW Labor. The Regional Rural Education Forum will hear first hand from educators about the crisis facing education in regional New South Wales.

Pru Car, the NSW Shadow Education Minister has confirmed she will attend the forum. Also invited is Sarah Mitchell, the NSW Education Minister and Kevin Anderson, the local member for Tamworth. Other electoral candidates from across the North and West NSW, mayors across the region, union leaders, school principals and teachers, parents and interested members of the public are invited.

This event will be held at West Leagues Club at 6pm on March 1st. The event is free but those interested should secure their place by ordering tickets online.

The NSW election is on March 25.

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