Important update regarding VMP endorsed candidate, Claire Boardman
19 January 2021
The VMP board is disappointed to announce that our endorsed candidate, Claire Boardman, has decided not to contest the federal seat of Flinders.
Claire is the Victorian Deputy Public Health Commander. With the rising omicron numbers, and the pressure this is having on our public hospital system, Claire believes her strongest contribution is to continue in her current role.
While this isn’t the start to 2022 that we were expecting, let’s use it as an opportunity to get together and re-group.
Over the next week, we will host a series of outdoor meetings for VMP members in Balnarring, Dromana and Rye. An invitation to these meetings will be sent via email in the coming days. We encourage all members to come along.
Together, we can decide our next steps.
Voices of Mornington Peninsula (VMP) is a not-for-profit organisation driven by dedicated locals. VMP believes in the power of residents to effect positive change within our political system.
Our aim is to represent your voice at all levels of government and to ensure that our elected candidates respond to the wishes of our community, rather than adhering to the political party line.
VMP is committed to supporting an outstanding independent candidate who will represent with integrity the values of residents in the Flinders electorate. Better democracy leads to better policy and a better future.
The issues that matter to you, matter to us and are fundamental to establishing what will make our future promising and secure. So, VMP invites residents to tell us what is important to them. The information we receive is collated and the final report will provide an overview of collective values and visions for the future. The elected candidate will be expected to represent these ideals in Parliament.
To let us know what you think, you can either:
- catch up with other locals at a ‘kitchen table conversation’ or host one yourself (we provide all the information and assistance you need)
- complete our online survey
- come along to one of our community events
We know that communities have the best outcomes when their elected representative is truly connected and engaged with the electorate they serve. VMP carried out a rigorous selection process to determine the best independent candidate for VMP endorsement. Someone who will hold community values at the heart of everything they do.
VMP is a not-for-profit organisation connecting people across the Peninsula - not a political party. We want meaningful representation for all of us, so we need involvement from as many people as possible –
everyone on the Peninsula is invited to join VMP.
Together, we are powerful.
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