Independent vows to put interests of electors, not a party, first

Independent vows to put interests of electors, not a party, first

CANDIDATE for Southern River Steven Secker says people should consider voting for independents because they don’t have to follow the party line.

Mr Secker has entered the election as an independent candidate for Southern River and said people should vote for him because he would represent the interests of the people of the electorate rather than a party.

“Both major parties have some good policies and some bad ones, so the independent member has the chance to support good policies and reject bad policies from the same party,” he said.

“An independent can actually stand for the electors rather than the party.”

He said some of his major policies were stopping Roe 8, getting NBN and stronger internet connection to the electorate and continuing to improve education.

Mr Secker said he would give Labor his first preferences.

He said the majority of his time campaigning has been spent walking the electorate and speaking to voters.

Mr Secker said he was on a pension income and did not have the money of the major parties to run a big campaign.