Doorknocking key to success for new Gosnells councillor

NEWLY appointed City of Gosnells councillor Liz Storer says good old-fashioned door-knocking was the key to her attracting the most votes in the local government elections on October 19.

Ms Storer received 6526 votes, or 7.32 per cent of the total votes, with the next highest being former mayor Dave Griffiths, who received 5344, or 5.99 per cent, of the total votes.

As there were 29 candidates for the seven seats, Ms Storer said she didn’t really know what to expect.

She said using tools such as social media and talking to people worked for her.

“I campaigned hard and with 29 candidates going for it, one doesn’t know what to expect,” she said.

“I mainly used Facebook and didn’t do any advertising in newspapers.

“I just went and spoke to people doing their gardens and went out letterbox-dropping.”

Ms Storer works for Southern River MLA Peter Abetz and South Metropolitan Region MLC Nick Goiran.