WA Labor announce Emily Hamilton as Joondalup candidate


WA Labor leader Mark McGowan with Labor candidate for Joondalup Emily Hamilton. Picture: Martin Kennealey d452900
WA Labor leader Mark McGowan with Labor candidate for Joondalup Emily Hamilton. Picture: Martin Kennealey d452900

LIFETIME northern suburbs resident Emily Hamilton has been announced as Labor’s Joondalup candidate for next year’s state election.

The mother of two young children has worked in Joondalup for the past 10 years, including for former Joondalup MLA Tony O’Gorman and North Metropolitan MLC Ken Travers.

Speaking at ECU Joondalup this morning, Ms Hamilton said she was committed to ensuring northern suburbs residents had future job opportunities.

“Local residents tell me they are concerned about job security,” she said.

“WA Labor has a plan for jobs and I want to make sure it gets rolled out under a McGowan Labor Government.

“We understand what is important to young families.”

She also listed healthcare in the northern suburbs, congestion, public transport services and road safety as key focus areas.

Opposition Leader Mark McGowan also discussed plans to create an “innovation hub” around ECU Joondalup if Labor is successful in the election.

“Innovation hubs give entrepreneurs the opportunity to start their businesses in state-of-the-art facilities and mingle with like-minded people,” he said.

“They can grow jobs and educational opportunities, unlock land development opportunities, foster innovation and create vibrant communities.

“The precinct around ECU Joondalup has all the elements needed to create an innovation hub.”

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