Thanks to Rowan Foley and Evelyne Roullet, media representatives, constituents …

Comment on Greatorex forum: where was the fourth candidate? And where were the voters? by Phil Walcott.

Thanks to Rowan Foley and Evelyne Roullet, media representatives, constituents and Kay Eade who were able to make the forum. Each Greatorex candidate was invited and given the opportunity to “face the people”. After all, this is essentially a job interview and the people of the electorate are the selection panel. The Greatorex constituents will employ one of us on 25th August to represent them over the next four years. If a candidate for a job interview chooses not to show up, do they deserve the job?
As the only Independent candidate (currently) in Greatorex, I’m seeking to represent the people in the 12th Assembly; not the whims, rhetoric and protocols of party political machines that appear more concerned with winning political elections and “power” than leading the Territory forward.

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