It’s just under 7 weeks until the election and it’s all systems go! I’m excited to be running as your local community independent. I get asked what that means as many candidates across the election espouse this tag. Being a candidate for the community means I will stand on your ideas and feedback; that is the platform I take to parliament.
A politician should be representing YOU and not beholden to a political party. For example, ALP MPs can’t vote against their party or they will be expelled. A Liberal MP might get demoted, frozen out of caucus or expelled. It’s happened in the Greens and other minor parties too. MPs being fearful of repercussions from their party will continue to vote with the party and not the community interests. I am not a member of, nor affiliated with, any of the political parties running in the NSW 2023 State Election.
And being local means I see the challenges this electorate is going through. Lack of infrastructure investment is noticeable outside the major CBD of Hornsby. Just look at the transport infrastructure, with Old Northern Road, Galston Road, Ku-ring-gai Chase Road and among others that sorely need upgrades. While it is great to see the metro through Cherrybrook, the Main Northern Line hasn’t had a major upgrade in years, despite increased traffic. Government services have been cut back, such as TAFE, Bushfire Management and NSW Police. Our public schools are suffering and teachers need more support than ever. Water Infrastructure needs to be updated and upgraded from the old pipes, especially with more load on them with higher density dwellings in Asquith, Mt Colah and Cherrybrook being squeezed in.
It’s time to stand up Hornsby and vote for a representative who will stand up for you! What I Stand will keep being updated as I hear more feedback from YOU. To me, being elected to represent the community is the highest honour. I look forward to hearing your feedback. Keep an eye out for the Meet & Greet Dates or if you see me out and about, feel free to stop me for a chat.