Election candidates in contest of ideas
Published on 15 November 2022
Candidates running for the Victorian seats of Nepean and Mornington were in a contest of ideas last week, at Council’s popular election forums.
More than 3,600 people have tuned in online or attended in person, to see candidates put to the test - answering community questions about the cost of living, social and affordable housing, public transport, state planning controls, local economy, health, climate change and integrity in politics.
Mayor, Anthony Marsh, chaired the events and defined his impartial role, to ensure candidates stayed on topic and answered within their allocated time.
Council has also developed report cards for each local electorate, which detail the broad support of election candidates across our advocacy priorities.
And with the Victorian election less than two weeks away, it is now over voters to decide on November 26, who will best represent the Peninsula and deliver on the commitments that have been made.
To see the forum recordings or report cards for each electorate, visit mornpen.vic.gov.au/SHOUTOUT
Quotes attributable to Mayor, Anthony Marsh:
“I am delighted with the success of Council’s election forums, having more than three and a half thousand community members attending in person or viewing them online, so far. I encourage community members to continue sharing the forum recordings and report cards with their networks ahead of the election.
The forums are a great opportunity for the community to see their candidates in action and also to understand what each would prioritise, if elected. We look forward to working closely with representatives you elect and make sure they step-up and deliver on these priorities.”