Put up or shut up
It is with some amusement that I read our illustrious mayor’s comments regarding the need for more female candidates in the local government elections.
I would agree that nine males out of nine councillors does not represent the true demographic make-up of the Eurobodalla. More representative would be four or even five women in council!
If Fergus Thomson, and other team leaders, are truly serious about more women in local government, may I suggest that they field a female candidate in the number two position on their ticket? This would, in Fergus’ and other prominant male candidates’ case, (Mr Pollock et al), almost certainly ensure the election of women onto council.
It is to be noted that Fergus’ team has never fielded a woman candidate in this position in previous elections!
How about it Fergus? You managed to get Keith Dance elected several times as your number two, are you man enough to put a woman at number two on your ticket or is this more of the usual claptrap. Do as I say and not as I do?
Nick Summers, Moruya