Parker declares tilt at State seat (Balmain Village Voice)

It was the worst-kept secret in all Leichhardt, but the cat is finally officially out of the bag: Mayor Jamie Parker has announced he will run for preselection for the state seat of Balmain.

“Yes, I will be running for preselection,” Cr Parker, whose political hero is South African anti-apartheid activist Steve Biko, said.

He said he was standing because “so many people in the community” had asked him to provide “a viable alternative to the Labor Party”.

“Everything about this government ... and its inability to deliver basic public transport and infrastructure shows it is time to change,” Cr Parker said.

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