Council candidate says ALP ticket not likely
ANOTHER candidate has announced her intention to run in the 2016 elections for Ipswich City Council.
Electoral officer for Shayne Neumann Kylie Stoneman announced her campaign for Division 4 on social media this week. The Division is held by independent councillor Bruce Casos.
Mrs Stoneman said she intended to run as an independent and believed the ALP would not be running a Labor ticket in the 2016 council elections.
"I'm a member of the ALP, there's no denying that and I think everyone knows that," she said.
"At this stage I don't believe Labor will be running a Labor ticket in the election. Maybe in the future; I think it needs to be looked at."
Mrs Stoneman said she was campaigning early so that she could meet with residents and get her key policies out. She said jobs for local people was a priority.
"We have a big industrial area in the Division and I believe they should be recruiting locals first," she said.
Mrs Stoneman has lived in Ipswich for 24 years and is well known in the Dinmore State School community where she was a former P&C president.