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Saturday is the big day!

Saturday is the big day!  50,000 Shellharbour residents will go to the polls to return democracy back to Shellharbour at the local level.  We have a chance for a new start after the shameful sacking of our council for being dysfunctional to the point of not being able to operate.

52 people have stood as candidates in this election; 11 groups and 3 un-grouped candidates.  There are 7 seats to be filled.

The major parties are represented, although there has been a  groundswell of movement away from Labour.  Some are wondering how a Liberal ticket will fare in a what has been a Labor stronghold.  Many are saying there is no place for party politics in local government.  I stand among them. Continue reading


Barrier draw

The seven seats  up for election on Shellharbour council have drawn a field of 52 candidates across twelve groups, if you count the stand alone independents as a group.

The ballot paper below is not the ‘official’ one but a rough approximation.  It gives you a  bit of an idea about what it looks like and how it all works.  With 52 candidates we all need to plan ahead so that our vote actually delivers what we want.

The barrier draw looks something like this: Continue reading