Labor puts education at forefront with preselection of teachers for two western suburbs seats

Labor puts education at forefront with preselection of teachers for two western suburbs seats

EDUCATION will be at the forefront of WA Labor’s election campaign, with the Opposition announcing two teachers as candidates in western suburbs seats.

Caitlin Collins will run for the seat of Cottesloe, while Paul Lilburne will represent Churchlands.

The new candidates bring the total number of teachers for WA Labor to five, highlighting education as a key focus for the Labor campaign.

Opposition Leader Mark McGowan said after eight years of big cuts to schools and Tafe it was time to focus on education in WA.

“Essential services like education will always be a priority of a government I lead and the teaching experience of our candidates will be a real asset,” he said.

Ms Collins said the importance of a good education was one of her fundamental values.

“It’s crucial we continue to support WA teachers, so they can prepare our kids for the future to become global citizens,” she said.

Mr Lilburne said his goal was to ensure schools and staff had the resources needed to get the best learning outcomes.

“I know first-hand that a quality education has the power to provide every child, regardless of their background, with the best possible opportunity to succeed in life,” he said.