The State Govt is considering requiring anyone wanting to run for council declare political party memberships as part of their election campaign.
Perhaps it anticipates more people wanting to use local govt as a stepping stone to politics. Financially it has never been more attractive. Three years ago WA councillors received large rises in sitting fees. Level One Councils’ rank and file members earn around $120,000 for a four-year term, and the Mayor and Deputy Mayor considerably more.
Political campaigns can cost a candidate around $100,000.
Today, nearly half of Canning’s council are members of a political party and either have, or could, run for Parliament.
Herewith, some of the politics and the political profiles of the councillors of the City of Canning:-
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Councillor photos : City of Canning
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