Northern Territory Labor selects Brent Potter as Fannie Bay by-election candidate following Michael Gunner’s retirement from politics

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Northern Territory Labor has revealed its candidate for the Fannie Bay by-election, which was triggered by the resignation earlier this week of former chief minister and local member Michael Gunner.

Brent Potter – a former political operative and defense veteran who has lived in Darwin since 2009 – was confirmed as the Labor Party candidate for the seat on Friday night.

Chief Minister Natasha Fyles announced the news in a post on her ministerial Facebook page.

“An Army veteran, Territorian and devoted father of four, Brent knows what it takes to serve the community – and that’s where his passions lie,” she said.

“I know he will work hard for the territory and the voters of Fannie Bay.”

Before his election, Mr Potter most recently worked for Ms Fyles as a political adviser.

He has also previously worked in the private sector in a business development role, in aged care and served in the army.

A man smiling and standing next to a door with a picture of former NT Chief Minister Michael Gunner.
Brent Potter hopes to follow in Michael Gunner’s footsteps by winning Fannie Bay for Labor. (ABC News: Myles Houlbrook-Walk)

Mr. Potter was already on the campaign trail this morning, chatting to punters at the busy Parap Markets alongside Deputy Chief Minister Nicole Manison.

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