Voices of Mornington Peninsula (VMP) is a not-for-profit organisation driven by dedicated locals. We believe in the power of residents to effect positive change within our political system whilst at the same time strengthening community connections and having fun!
VMP's aim is to improve the political representation at all levels of government for the Mornington Peninsula and ensure our elected candidates respond to the wishes of our community, rather than adhering to the political party line.
The VMP Way guides our activities and interactions as we engage with the community to ensure everyone feels welcome and represented by what we do. By increasing participation in politics from a diverse community, we improve the quality of our democracy.
And better democracy leads to better policy and a better future.
VMP's VIC Election Hub is now live and is your go to site for everything related to the State Election for the Mornington Peninsula region.
The Mornington Peninsula encompasses 3 electoral districts for the state election - Mornington, Hastings and Nepean.
We've got links to all the candidates, news articles, district profiles and local events as well as candidate forums.
As always, we encourage you to do your research so that whoever you give your precious vote to really does reflect your values and represent your priorities.
Once we have passed the Victorian State Election, VMP goes into hibernation until at least early 2024. This means we will not be accepting new members during this time, and existing membership renewals will be paused for 12 months. Existing members will have 12 months added to their current membership term. Our 2023 AGM will be held as per the consitution and we will hold a Special General Meeting for members at the end of 2023 to determine if VMP's hibernation should end at that time or be extended.
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.
To be part of this exciting people-powered volunteer movement sign up as a member.
Check out our events page for ways to connect with others in your local area.
Have a question? Want to know more? We'd love to hear from you. Click here to send us a message or jump on our Facebook or Twitter page and join the conversation.
Every voice really does count.
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