ALP name Darlington resident as candidate for seat of Kalamunda

ALP name Darlington resident as candidate for seat of Kalamunda

DARLINGTON resident and school principal Matthew Hughes is Labor’s candidate for the seat of Kalamunda in the State election in March.

Opposition Leader Mark McGowan said with “a strong belief in the values of community, inclusion and diversity, Mr Hughes was a strong advocate for social justice and a strong health and education system”.

He moved from the UK to Australia in 1979 and has worked in education as a teacher and principal at John Septimus Roe Anglican Community College for 20 years.

Mr Hughes, who along with his party is opposing the sale of Western Power, has also served as a councillor for the City of Swan and is a previous vice-president and president of the Guildford Association.

“I’m looking forward to the opportunity to represent the community in this seat,” Mr Hughes said.

“I have lived locally for 14 years and love the people and community.

“I want a better future for our families in aged care, education and health.”

Mr McGowan said Mr Hughes was a strong candidate who had six children and eight grandchildren and understood the pressures facing residents.

“He has a keen understanding of the value of education and the need to adequately resource schools and the education sector,” Mr McGowan said.

“Matthew also has a long history with the Labor Party.”