Penny Sharpe - Newtown Preselection

Website-PS.jpgI love living in the inner west, and I want to work to make our community an even better place to live.

That’s why I need your support to become Labor’s candidate for Newtown at the next state election.

I live in Newtown with my partner Jo, our three children and a variety of pets. I have been a member of childcare management and neighbourhood centre committees, and a foster carer for young women.

When I was a councillor on Marrickville Council I fought for improved parks and playgrounds, more childcare, affordable housing, support for our shopping strips, and a sustainable approach to development that involved the community.

I learned that working with local residents is the best way to get things done.

As a Member of the Legislative Council I have worked across the political divide to advance the rights of our LGBTI community through legislation (marriage equality and same sex adoption). I am a strong voice for efforts to end HIV and support young people.

I have and always will defend the environment, women’s reproductive rights and workers from attacks and cuts to services from the Liberal Party, the Shooters Party and (of course) Fred Nile.

I have fought for these issues in the community, in the Labor Party and in the NSW Parliament.

As Labor’s Shadow Minister for Transport I have argued for more public transport in Sydney – for transport that is frequent, safe, accessible and affordable. I have worked with People United for Surry Hills (PUSH), LIFT Redfern, people with disabilities activists and many others to fight for these essential services.

I want to be a strong and progressive voice for Newtown in the NSW Parliament.

I want to use my experience to deliver for individuals, for our neighbourhoods and for our community.

Your vote will make a difference.