A mystery man has put his hand up for the seat of Richmond and snagged the top spot on the ballot.
A mystery man has put his hand up for the seat of Richmond and snagged the top spot on the ballot. Crystal Spencer

Last minute mystery man nominates for Richmond

A LATE starter in the Richmond election campaign has nabbed the coveted first position on the ballot paper.

Christian Democrat Party candidate John Ordish from South Lismore was a late nominee for the poll just ahead of the Thursday noon deadline.

And on Friday afternoon he landed the coveted first place on the election ballot when the draw was conducted by Australian Electoral Commission staff.

In order of how they appear on the ballot, the other four candidates include independent Kev Skinner, Matthew Fraser for The Nationals, Labor's Justine Elliot, The Greens Dawn Walker and Palmer United Party's Philip Allen.

Mr Ordish works in website maintenance. He has been contacted for comment.



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