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February 27, 2021

Kaye Sharples – Tweed candidate

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1 Candidate details

Name: Kaye Sharples

Council: Tweed Shire

Town/city: Tweed Heads

Number of years in shire/LGA: 18 Years

Current councillor? No.

Clubs/sports/interests: reading, movies and gardening

Are you a member of a political party or an organised ‘ticket’? No.

Brief description: A Virgo.

2 What has motivated you to stand?

My immediate neighbours.

3 What is your vision for the shire/LGA?

A happier community.

4 In your opinion, how can council best balance the need for further residential development with the need to preserve the local environment?

By changing combative attitudes, opening up real community consultation and learning to work together.

5 What particular issues do you feel strongly about?

Total mainstream political party domination of our local democratic process unfortunately will swallow six out of the seven available council positions in the coming election.


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1 COMMENT

  1. Of the other candidates standing,who could you see yourself working effectively with to get positive outcomes.?Too often the latest council sank into a quagmire of bitter bickering promoted by self interest and hidden agendas.

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