Western Suburbs Weekly - - Front Page - FIRST RE­PORTED AT Com­mu­ni­tynews By LISA THOMAS

SHENTON Park res­i­dent Penny Tay­lor will con­test Bill Marmion at next March’s State Elec­tion in the seat of Ned­lands.

The ge­ol­o­gist and mother of three an­nounced yes­ter­day morn­ing that she would stand as WA La­bor’s can­di­date for the seat.

Mrs Tay­lor said she felt the need to run be­cause Ned­lands had been taken for granted for too long.

She said the City of Perth Act and a lack of plan­ning and pro­vi­sion for another west­ern sub­urbs school had con­firmed her de­ci­sion to run.

“In May when a west­ern sub­urbs school didn’t make the bud­get, it con­firmed for me that run­ning against Mr Marmion was a good idea,” she said.

“I don’t think fear should stop us from mak­ing things bet­ter and just be­cause Ned­lands is a safe seat doesn’t mean peo­ple shouldn’t run.”

Mrs Tay­lor, who has a back­ground in lo­cal gov­ern­ment and busi­ness, said it was time for Bill Marmion’s eight-year term to end.

“It’s a great hon­our to stand in the seat of Ned­lands and I’m look­ing for­ward to the op­por­tu­nity to rep­re­sent the com­mu­nity,” she said.

“I am dis­ap­pointed by the mis­man­age­ment over the past eight years that has seen our State debt blow out from $3.6 bil­lion to $35 bil­lion.”

Op­po­si­tion Leader Mark McGowan said he be­lieved Mrs Tay­lor would rep­re­sent the peo­ple of Ned­lands well.

Be­sides un­der­stand­ing busi­ness, as a mother and busy com­mu­nity mem­ber she un­der­stood the pres­sure fam­i­lies are un­der, he said.

Op­po­si­tion Leader Mark McGowan with Ned­lands La­bor can­di­date Penny Tay­lor.

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