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