Only a handful of council candidates have taken the pledge to tell the truth and to work solely in the public interest if elected this weekend.
So if you’re unsure who to vote for in this weekend’s Central Coast Council elections, take a look at these candidates, listed by wards.
These people have signed the Fitzgerald Principles.
Nathan Bracken – independent
Aaron Harpley-Carr – independent
Julie Watson – independent: pledges to sign.
Claire Braund – independent
Gabby Greyem – independent
Skyla Wagstaff – Animal Justice Party
The Fitzgerald Principles of Good Governance are:
- To act honourably and fairly and solely in the public interest
- To treat all citizens equally
- To tell the truth
- Not to mislead or deceive
- Not to withhold or obfuscate information to which voters are entitled
- Not to spend public money except for public benefit
- Not to use your position or information gained from your position for your benefit or the benefit of a family member, friend, political party or other related entity.
While many of the 93 candidates have promised to work in in the public interest, only these candidates have actually signed up to these principles.
The Central Coast Council Watch website will be watching to see if they keep to their ideals – if they are elected.