Leave for campaign
CITY of Swan Councillor Peter Lyndon-James’ request for an extended leave of absence while he travels around WA campaigning for an independent Senate seat in the upcoming Federal Election has been granted.
The Altone ward councillor will be on leave with pay from November 22 to May 7.
On his Senate Facebook page, Mr Lyndon-James said he would donate all his wages during this period to the Meerilinga Aboriginal Foundation in Beechboro, minus the cost of flights.
“I have requested leave from council duties, even though I will more than likely be here for most, if not all, meetings,” he said.
“Depending on the speaking engagements that I may have, I may have no other choice but to stay in the town that I am in at the time due to not being able to obtain a flight.
“This arrangement gives me flexibility and keeps me informed with council issues at the same time I am being transparent to you, the City, as well as those to whom elected me.”
The City of Swan will record and live-stream its council meetings and agenda forums from December.