Gilmore's Independent Candidate Grant Schultz has ruled out a preference deal with any candidate or party at the next election on May 18.
On Monday, the Sydney Morning Herald reported the Liberal Party was circling Mr Schultz, to shore up Warren Mundine's chances of winning the marginal seat of Gilmore.
No deals. No preferences. I’m putting the power back in your hands. If you want a true Independent representative, Vote 1 Schultz. But remember! You MUST number all the other boxes #independentforgilmore#localforlocals#vote1schultz@fistjourno@JohnHanscombe@jessmcliffordpic.twitter.com/dGXursdnoX— Grant Schultz (@GrantschultzNSW) April 10, 2019
On Wednesday, when asked what it would take to accept a deal with the Liberals, Mr Schultz said nothing could persuade him to give his former party a leg up.
"Zero chance, tell them they're dreaming," he said via Twitter.
Mr Schultz has advised his supporters to put him first and use their discretion to fill in the rest of the ballot paper.
Mr Schultz said that it had always been his position, and he was seeking confirmation from community members before he made his position known.
"I wanted to engage with my community first to make sure it's right by them," Mr Schultz said.
"At the end of the day, every party-candidate is compromised, on any given issue the party will prevail, you can name the number of candidates who have crossed the floor recently on one hand."
Nationals Gilmore Candidate, and former NSW Minister for Primary Industries Katrina Hodgkinson has crossed the floor in state parliament to back the greyhound racing industry.
"She crossed the floor once, and it cost her a ministry," Mr Schultz said.
"She did it once and she was punished. That's what you get with parties.
"You can't punish me, I don't answer to a party."
Mr Schultz advised constituents to be selfish when voting.
"Voting is one of the few times where I'd encourage people to be completely selfish," he said.
"Ask, 'What will they do for me and how will they represent me?'
"What you're looking for is a person to champion the community's cause."