Labor Swan Hills candidate Jessica Shaw officially launches campaign

Former Perth MP Alannah MacTiernan (right) launches Swan Hills candidate Jessica Shaw's campaign.
Former Perth MP Alannah MacTiernan (right) launches Swan Hills candidate Jessica Shaw's campaign.

IT WAS standing room only at Jessica Shaw’s campaign launch for the seat of Swan Hills last night, with more than 70 people packing out her Ellenbrook office.

Former Member for Perth Alannah MacTiernan officially launched Ms Shaw’s campaign, after the Hills local was preselected as Labor’s candidate for Swan Hills in February.

After months of talking to the community, Ms Shaw outlined the key issues she would prioritise if elected in March next year.

“Here in the Swan Hills, it is no secret we have gone without for long enough,” she said.

“Our public transport system is a sham, in fact it is non-existent; the best the Liberal Government can offer is a 9km bus lane.

“If elected, WA Labor is committed to bringing the train out to Ellenbrook through our METRONET plan.”

Ms Shaw said she would also make providing more youth services a priority, and do her best to stop the privatisation of Western Power.

“This is an issue close to my heart,” Ms Shaw.

“Not only will this affect the pressures on people’s hip pockets with increased electricity prices, for us in the Hills it is about the safety and security of our homes.

“It just doesn’t make economic sense to privatise a valuable Government asset and I will stand up against this.”

Ms Shaw said she was ready and focused with only three months left until the March state election.

“Bring on March 2017!” she said.