Vincent: Malcolm Boyd throws hat into ring for mayor’s job again

Malcolm Boyd will run for City of Vincent mayor again.
Malcolm Boyd will run for City of Vincent mayor again.

CITY of Vincent mayor candidate Malcolm Boyd has “not received one red cent” from a political party or individual for his campaign.

Mr Boyd, a South Ward resident, is running against councillor Emma Cole for the position in the February 24 extraordinary election.

Election packages were sent out on January 29.

He ran against former mayor John Carey in the 2015 general election, but lost by 3847 votes.

Mr Carey stepped down in January to campaign as Labor’s candidate for the Perth electorate in the State Election.

Mr Boyd, who has three degrees and six post grad diplomas, said his campaign was “low key”.

“I have 100 per cent paid for my own campaign out of my own pocket,” he said.

“My campaign is low key but I am getting out there and I have my Facebook page and I have been talking to a lot of people.

“I know I am up against a strong team.”

He said a common issue brought up by residents was traffic problems within the City.

In his campaign, he said he was concerned with budget deficits disguised by selling assets, high business rate rises and inner city broadband black spots.

Mr Boyd said if he was unsuccessful this election, he may run again in the future.

“It would depend on my personal situation but if elected this time I guarantee that I would complete my term and not throw in the towel,” he said.