City of Stirling amends caretaker policy with multiple councillors standing as State and Federal candidates

City of Stirling amends caretaker policy with multiple councillors standing as State and Federal candidates

CITY of Stirling has amended its election time caretaker policy to cover state and federal election candidates as well as local elections.

The policy states councillors who are up for election must not use their position on council as a platform to campaign.

Councillor David Boothman put forward a notice of motion to include state and federal preselected candidates in the period before an election.

Cr Andrew Guilfoyle said the caretaker policy worked well for local government elections.

“It is only prudent this follow on to state and federal campaigns as well,” he said.

The council report states offices and meeting rooms, support staff, facilities and stationary from the City should not be used in relation to their candidacy.

Cr David Michael was endorsed as a state Labor candidate for Balcatta while Cr Samantha Jenkinson is a Greens senate candidate and Cr Elizabeth Re is a Nationals senate candidate.