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

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

Brent Potter — a former political staffer and defence force veteran who has lived in Darwin since 2009 — was confirmed as the Labor party’s candidate for the seat on Friday evening. 

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 electorate of Fannie Bay.”

Before his selection, Mr Potter most recently worked for Ms Fyles as a policy advisor. 

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

A man smiling and standing next to a door featuring a picture of former NT Chief Minister Michael Gunner.
Brent Potter is hoping 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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