Politics in the Pub

Well, it just wouldn't be an election without the Westender and the West End Community Association putting on a Politics in the Pub event where local residents - and voters - have the chance to meet the candidates in person and make up their minds for whom they're going to vote.

We’ve invited all eight candidates, and already have confirmed attendance from five of them. Each candidate will get a couple of minutes to introduce themselves and outline her or his policies, in the same order as they appear on the ballot paper.

We’ll then throw open the meeting to questions from the floor. Because of the number of candidates standing in Griffith this year - a veritable Melbourne Cup field - we can't guarantee that every candidate will be given the opportunity to answer every question, but we'll make sure that everyone gets a good hearing.

If you’re coming along please RSVP via our Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/events/599067320251123/

Presented by Westender and West End Community Association

Meet the Candidates
#Griffithvotes 2016
6.00 pm for 6.30 pm
Tuesday 28th June 2016
The Loft, Upstairs at 100 Boundary St West End

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