Labor candidate for Pearce Thomas French has plan to drive jobs


Thomas French
Thomas French

EDUCATION and training is the key priority for Federal Labor candidate for Pearce Thomas French.

He said quality jobs and equal access to resources for those living on Perth’s urban-rural fringe were also on the agenda if he was successful in the July 2 election.

The 32-year-old University of Newcastle business graduate ran his own family business before re-training and completing an electrical apprenticeship.

He said investing in the education and training system was essential.

“As a former university and Tafe student, I know how important it is to have a well-funded education and training system,” he said.

“I believe that everyone should have access to quality, well-resourced schools, training and apprenticeships, regardless of where they live.”

Mr French said he would fight hard for the local community.

“As an electrician who has worked in Perth and the Pilbara, I know how difficult the transition from the mining boom has been for Western Australia.”

Mr French said that investing in local infrastructure projects would help drive jobs and provide greater access to services for local residents in the Pearce seat, which includes the majority of the City of Swan, and the shires of Chittering and Gingin.