People were lined up out the door at the Mackay pre-polling centre on Tuesday.
People were lined up out the door at the Mackay pre-polling centre on Tuesday.

Is there more than one team in this contest?

I HAVE read many letters and heard much debate about the Greg Williamson Alliance.

There are people who want to vote for the GWA because they believe in Greg and think he will get stuff done for Mackay with a strong team behind him.

Alison Jones's how to vote card.
Alison Jones's how to vote card.

There are others who fear the people he recruited to run with him are a 'yes' team unable to make their own independent decisions.

Voters need to be aware voting for some of the independents might well elicit the same result.

Many of the independents running in the Mackay council election have banded together in what can only be described as a second alliance or team. Not very independent in my book.

 

Ian Christensen and Jeff Keioskie's how to vote card.
Ian Christensen and Jeff Keioskie's how to vote card.

In the same way GWA members suggest you vote for them, I have seen how-to-vote cards numbering or highlighting other independents.

 

Laurence Bonaventura's how to vote card.
Laurence Bonaventura's how to vote card.

I do believe some of our independent candidates have great promise. I have particularly enjoyed reading their intelligent answers to the questions we have thrown at them and printed in the pages of this paper this week.

But don't fall for the alliance versus independents argument. There appears to be more than one team in this contest.


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