2012 Sydney by-election – first thoughts

It’s been six months since my last post. Amazing this blog has lasted as long as it has.

The Sydney by-election is upon is, and the question is whom to vote for.

The candidates are, in no particular order:
Shayne Mallard – Liberal Party
Alex Greenwich – Clover Moore endorsed Independent
Chris Harris – Greens
Robyn Peebles – Christian Democrats
Glenn Wall – Independent

No idea who Glenn Wall is, although a search indicates he lives near Mudgee and someone with his name has been elected to Dungog Council.

So – who to vote for? It’s a very unsatisfactory choice, with the decision by the NSW ALP to not run a candidate. See also here. Three local ALP members had indicated that they were willing to run in the by-election.

I’ll write more about this soon.

NB: I’m President of the ALP Sydney State Electoral Council, and was the ALP candidate for the state seat of the Sydney in the 2011 state election.

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