THE TIMES ASKED SOME SHOPPERS WHAT THEY BELIEVED WERE THE MAIN ISSUES AT THE STATE ELECTION.
Ruth Young, of Connolly, has just returned from living in the UK and witnessing Brexit. “Politicians seem to make it up as they go along,” she said. “Who’s benefiting; I don’t think we trust them any more. “It’s a very divided world now.”
Glenn Cunningham, of Connolly, said unemployment was the main issue for him. “I think all politicians are just as bad as each other; all these promises that are never kept,” he said. “Maybe we need a new system.”
Bryce Adams, of Alkimos was yet to decide on what would guide his vote. “I will look into what the parties are promising and how it will affect me,” he said.
Athol Smith, of East Perth, pointed to State debt as a factor for voters but not for him. “(Colin) Barnett’s put us on the map,” he said. “Look at Perth now (with its new facilities); it’s brilliant. He’s not a gutless politician.”
Cooper Weston, of Banksia Grove, said he would be voting in line with prudent spending. “I will be looking at where money is going around the communities,” he said. “Whether it’s a road project or light rail, make sure money is spent properly.”