LABOR’S Marion Boswell will fight for the seat of Riverton at the March State Election, less than a year after she contested the blue ribbon seat of Tangney at the Federal election.
Calling the July campaign and subsequent loss her apprenticeship, Mrs Boswell said she would take on Riverton energised and ready– eager to continue to help the people who reached out to her during her last campaign.
She said she was thrilled to be running for State Parliament, and believed the grass roots nature of state politics would suit her enthusiastic personality.
“I love working with people and for people, it’s something I have done all my life and I feel the Labor policies are something I believe in and can put into practice in the area,” Mrs Boswell said.
In the Liberal-held seat of Riverton, Mrs Boswell said she could bring more to the role than incumbent Mike Nahan.
“I feel it’s time for change, I think Labor will do a better job at the moment and I want the opportunity for change,” she said.
Moving from Scotland 18 years ago, the Bateman Labor Branch president said joining the party was merely an extension of her long-time commitment to the party back home.
“I have a Scottish background and we’re all members of the Labour Party, and in Perth my husband encouraged me to get involved and I did and I’ve loved it ever since,” she said.
She said her background in business education further propelled her to stand for Parliament.
“This year I have been doing more than I’ve ever done and I love it,” she said.
“I want to do more and something positive by getting out and speaking to people and listening to them.
“I’ve been involved in business and there has to be more jobs for younger people – my own son can’t find a job.
“I think Riverton could have tourism, I don’t think people see what’s on their doorstop and the jobs related to tourism would be really great.”
Standing with Victoria Park MLA Ben Wyatt at the border of the electorates, Mrs Boswell promised to meet as many people as she could in the lead-up to the election.
“I will get out and knock on every door in the electorate,” she said.