Smithton's Sam Facey found her voice as a union delegate at McCain's Smithton factory. Now she wants to use that voice to speak for the Circular Head community she feels gets a raw political deal. Ms Facey, a married, mother of three school-aged children who is a quality assessor at the factory, is seeking pre-selection to be a candidate in Braddon at the next election and will know next month if she will make her first foray into politics. If so, the 35-year-old will be ready to start campaigning in the new year. "Someone has to do it. Someone needs to represent the people of this region," Ms Facey said as she met with Tasmanian Labor Leader Rebecca White on Tuesday. "The state Liberals used to have a part-time office in Smithton but now it is just an empty shell and you never see them in places like Forest, Mawbanna, Waratah or other small communities. "People have been knocking on the door but no-one has been home. "If I am fortunate enough to be elected I will locate my office in Smithton so our community has full time local representation in state parliament for the first time in over 20 years. "I've been motivated to put my name forward because the Liberals have clearly forgotten about the people of Braddon after being in government for 10 years." Ms Facey said cost of living stresses were a big issue in Braddon along with small business struggles with the cost of power and the cost of produce. "I want to listen to the community and be someone they can go to," she said. Ms White said with a renewal of parliament - with seven seats up for grabs in Braddon - it was time for a change of government. "With quality candidates putting their hands up for Labor we are showing we are ready," Ms White said. Ms Facey said she, and many in her community believed the Liberal government had forgotten what it is like for ordinary people who are struggling with the cost of living. "It seems they are being dictated to by faceless bureaucrats in Hobart who seem to pay more attention to the well off and not families like mine," she said. "I do not understand why they won't support Labor's position to put a cap on power price increases. "I know some people who are being forced to make a choice between keeping the lights on or buying food for their children. "Tasmanians should be paying Tasmanian prices for Tasmanian produced power. "It makes no sense that we pay mainland prices for Tasmanian power."