City council no bloc party for neighbours
Everybody needs good neighbours, and when neighbours win a spot on the local council that’s when good neighbours become good friends.
New City of Karratha councillors Daniel Scott and Bart Parsons have lived next door to each other for more than two years.
Cr Scott said they even built their homes at the same time but “Bart’s went up quicker”.
Cr Parsons said they found out they were both running for council a few months ago when both were in their backyards one evening and Cr Scott decided to jump over the fence to have a chin wag and told him he was running for council.
“And I said ‘me too’,” Cr Parsons said.
Although they live next door to each other, they laughed off forming their own voting bloc.
And there are more parallels between the two. Cr Parsons said they were both young small business owners with an eye to the future, and since Cr Scott had children he was invested in improving the region for them.
Cr Scott said they were both independent voices on the council.
As their political stances are revealed it remains to be seen whether they do remain good neighbours or become neighbours at war.
Bart Parsons and Daniel Scott will soon find out which side of the political fence they stand on.