Whitfield throws hat in Baldivis ring

Gareth McKnightSound Telegraph

City of Rockingham councillor Matthew Whitfield will run as an independent candidate for the seat of Baldivis in the upcoming State election, he announced on Thursday night.

Mr Whitfield was elected to represent Baldivis at local government level and has campaigned for increased facilities in the fast-growing suburb in recent years.

He said on a Facebook video that he wants to “take a step up” and represent Baldivis in parliament.

“I’m not just another career politician making promises – I get things done,” he said.

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Mr Whitfield listed a number of issues that he would focus on if elected.

He said he felt Baldivis needed more police officers on the street and crime prevention measures.

Mr Whitfield also mentioned the need for a small business support centre in Baldivis and an employment and economic guidance centre.

The seat of Baldivis was only created ahead of this election and looks likely to be eagerly contested, with WA Labor, the Liberal Party, the Greens and Pauline Hanson’s One Nation all endorsing candidates in the area.

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