Rotary Club of Gloucester's Meet the Candidates evening

Labor candidate Phil Costa and National candidate David Gillespie at the event hosted by the Rotary Club of Gloucester. Photo supplied
Labor candidate Phil Costa and National candidate David Gillespie at the event hosted by the Rotary Club of Gloucester. Photo supplied

The Rotary Club of Gloucester held a meet the candidates evening which attracted a large number of Lyne candidates.

At the event held at the Gloucester Country Club on Thursday evening, May 9, seven of the nine candidates gave a brief rundown about themselves before a question and answer session.

In attendance was Phil Costa (Labor), David Gillespie (Nationals), Garry Bourke (United Australia), Ryan Goldspring (Conservative National), Ed Caruana (Australian Workers), Jeremy Miller (Independent) and Stuart Watson (Greens). Absent was Dean McRae (Liberal Democrats) and Catherine Zhao (Christian Democrats).

According to organiser, Brian Beesley the community attendance was smaller than expected. He said the topics to note where around electric vehicles, youth, drugs, the shortage of doctors.

Letter to editor

Thursday evening I attended meet the candidates evening run by the Rotary Club of Gloucester. Looking around the room there were about 35 people attending. Seven of the nine candidates running for the Lyne electorate attended.

They each spoke for five minutes about they background and the party policies and later questions from the floor were answered with some brisk rhetoric.

This is an important election, why are there only 35 people attending?

Very disappointed at the lack of interest shown by the Gloucester community.

Ashleigh Hickman, Gloucester