Barring any last minute nominations, it looks like we will have four candidates for The Gabba Ward on March 19 with the announcement that Karel Boele of the People Decide Party will also be standing.
You know, West End has always punched above its weight politically. What other suburb can boast of having had a Lord Mayor of Brisbane, a Premier of Queensland and a Prime Minister of Australia as its local representative in the last ten years?
West End tends to buck the trends, too, At the last Council election, The Gabba Ward was one of only two electorates where there was a swing towards the sitting Councillor. The Greens also poll particularly well here, often winning some local booths outright.
And, let's not forget, we're in the enviable position of having a woman represent us at all three levels of Government. We don't need quotas or affirmative action here in West End, no siree!
And also, let's not forget our Candidate Forum on Wednesday night. It's a great opportunity to eyeball each of the candidates, and make up your mind from personal experience.
Hope to see you there.