Stirling mayor rules out run at Federal politics

Stirling mayor Mark Irwin.
Stirling mayor Mark Irwin.

STIRLING Mayor Mark Irwin has moved quickly to end speculation he would seek a tilt at Federal politics.

Media reports suggested Cr Irwin would nominate to replace Stirling MHR Michael Keenan, who announced on Saturday he would not recontest his seat at the upcoming election.

But the first-term mayor said he would not nominate as a candidate for the Federal seat and instead would seek re-election as mayor in the local government elections in October.

“I am committed to my role as mayor of the City of Stirling and continuing to work with council and the City to achieve the best possible outcomes for our community,” he said.

“We have produced many strong achievements as a united City and there is much more to do.

“The City has always enjoyed a successful relationship with our Federal member and I look forward to continuing this into the future.

“I know there will be many strong candidates putting their hand up to run for the federal seat of Stirling.”