A group affiliated with Teal Independents have launched a bid for the seat of Wakehurst.

The Teal group calls itself ‘Wakehurst’s Independent’ and is emulating the ‘Voices of’ campaigns that saw Independent members elected in the federal seats of Warringah and Mackellar.

According to group spokesperson Sarah Baker, who stood for last year’s Council election as part of Mayor Michael Regan’s Your Northern Beaches Independent Team, Wakehurst’s Independent is aiming to ‘follow the formula’ that saw incumbent Liberal members voted from office at the federal level.