Peter Wil­liams (ALP)

Campaspe News - - VICTORIAN ELECTION 2018 MEET THE CANDIDATES -

STAND­ING as a can­di­date for the ALP in one of the safest Na­tional Party seats in the state is not for the faint-hearted.

How­ever the vot­ers of Mur­ray Plains de­serve the op­por­tu­nity to cast their vote for the party whose ideals and achieve­ments they share.

It is also fair to say it is time for Mur­ray Plains to mat­ter.

Some say La­bor only gov­erns for the city, how­ever this is clearly un­true in Mur­ray Plains.

The sec­ond bridge cross­ing was ap­proved and funded by the An­drews La­bor Gov­ern­ment.

Putting this in per­spec­tive, this is the largest in­fra­struc­ture project ever un­der­taken in this re­gion by any gov­ern­ment.

The Twin Rivers School in Echuca West was built by the An­drews La­bor Gov­ern­ment and a com­mit­ment to build the spe­cial school on the site was given by the Ed­u­ca­tion Min­is­ter ear­lier this year.

The new Echuca Am­bu­lance Sta­tion (com­pleted), the Echuca Court up­grade (funded), the Bendigo-Echuca Rail line up­grade (funded) — the list goes on.

And these are just the Echuca projects.

There are projects across the whole of Mur­ray Plains that are de­liv­er­ing bet­ter health, bet­ter schools, bet­ter roads and bet­ter pub­lic safety.

La­bor in Vic­to­ria have demon­strated time and again that they are both good eco­nomic man­agers and the best party to bring bet­ter health, schools, roads, pub­lic trans­port and safety to all Vic­to­ria and that in­cludes Mur­ray Plains.

Why have I agreed to stand for the ALP?

Firstly, I be­lieve in their ideals and that these ideals are best for Vic­to­ria.

I grew up in Lock­ing­ton on my fam­ily dairy farm and now work on my brother and sis­terin-law’s let­tuce farm.

In be­tween I was a teacher for a num­ber of years and then I owned a book shop in Echuca for 32 years in part­ner­ship with my for­mer wife.

I still do oc­ca­sional days of ca­sual re­lief teach­ing.

I served for 19 years on the Echuca and Cam­paspe shires with four terms as mayor.

I be­lieve my ex­pe­ri­ence and skills make me uniquely qual­i­fied to rep­re­sent the peo­ple of Mur­ray Plains.

When you are think­ing of vot­ing this time, try to not just vote the way you al­ways have be­cause you know the per­son on the gate when you go in.

But rather, con­sider hav­ing in­flu­ence at the ta­ble of the gov­ern­ment in power — and that is most likely to be La­bor.

Just imag­ine what we might achieve if we be­come a mar­ginal or swing­ing seat?

Vote 1 Peter Wil­liams for Mur­ray Plains and ALP in the up­per house.

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