INNER West Council candidate Pauline Lockie will run for Stanmore ward with a team of community-led independents to give voters a powerful alternative to the major parties, and bring accountability and transparency to local government.
“We’ve seen the major parties bring nothing but deceitful compromise to issues affecting Inner West residents,” said Ms Lockie.
“These compromises have seen us underrepresented on issues like WestConnex, as major parties support the road to win votes in marginal western Sydney seats.
“It also saw our Councils forced to merge after the major parties brokered the deal.
“My team wants to bring an end to that kind of politics. We want to make sure only community voices dictate what happens in the Inner West and not party strategists.”
Lockie’s approach has attracted the support of Sydney’s Independent Lord Mayor Clover Moore, who has been a thorn in the side of the major parties for decades.
Cr Moore has publicly stated support for Ms Lockie, who has worked with the Lord Mayor in her role as a resident activist in the WestCONnex Action Group.
“Clover Moore has been a huge inspiration to me as a community activist, and as a woman standing for Council,” Ms Lockie said.
Number two on Ms Lockie’s ticket is Ben Gaudin, a lifelong Inner West resident and local firefighter. The team is rounded out by Jason Mountney, a 46-year-old father of two and union employee who is president of his children’s P&C Committee in the Stanmore ward.
“My team is committed to running on true independence of decision-making based on what’s best for Inner West residents, rather than serving the interests of party donors,” Ms Lockie said.
Ms Lockie and her team have been allocated Group D on the Stanmore ward ballot paper in the Inner West Council election.
Media contact: Pauline Lockie 0414 470 106