FRESH FACE: Rosewood local Anna Neville is running for Division 10 in the upcoming local council elections.
FRESH FACE: Rosewood local Anna Neville is running for Division 10 in the upcoming local council elections. Inga Williams

Mum steers clear of party politics in race for Division 10

WITH more than 100 years of family history in the Rosewood area, teacher Anna Neville believes she knows what the region needs.

The 36-year-old will compete against Cr David Pahlke and Steve Franklin for the coveted Division 10 seat in the upcoming 2016 Ipswich council election race.

The mother of two completed her schooling in Rosewood and recently moved back to the small town to raise her young family in 2014.

"I was born and raised in Division 10 and my family's heritage in the Rosewood township reaches back almost 100 years to when my great grandmother, Matron Stubbs, opened the Rosewood Maternity Hospital," she said.

"I love the rich history of our local townships and am so fortunate to be a part of it.

"There are many varied issues throughout our expansive division (and) my vision is to build a strong, sustainable and healthy future for our communities."

The Division 10 candidate will be swapping preferences with sitting councillor David Pahlke.

Mrs Neville has taken a firm stance against party politics and said this was one of the reasons she chose not to side with Labor Party member Steve Franklin.

"David and I have lot in common and we both believe in keeping party politics out of local government," she said.

Mrs Neville said she will run again in four years time regardless of the outcome of this year's election.

Who will get your vote in the Ipswich City Council election for Division 10?

This poll ended on 19 March 2016.

Current Results

David Pahlke

41%

Anna Neville

13%

Steve Franklin

44%

This is not a scientific poll. The results reflect only the opinions of those who chose to participate.



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