The Victorian Trades Hall Council is trying to capitalise on double-digit swings in eastern Melbourne seats at the state election

Deep within enemy terrain at the federal election, a pair of retired teachers are lending a hand to Victorian unions to door-knock gentrified suburbs and hand out campaign material at train stations.

The couple, Lesley Hardcastle and Rod Charles, have been deployed to the seat of Higgins, which was vacated by Liberal Kelly O’Dwyer, as part of an aggressive campaign by the Victorian Trades Hall Council to capitalise on double-digit swings in eastern Melbourne seats at the November state election.

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