City coun­cil no bloc party for neigh­bours

Pilbara News - - News - Pe­ter de Krui­jff

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.

Pic­ture: Pe­ter de Krui­jff

Bart Par­sons and Daniel Scott will soon find out which side of the po­lit­i­cal fence they stand on.

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