Ryde Local

  • 12/01/2017 - 17:14

    While I'm not standing for the By-Election in Bennelong, I still feel the inclination to stick my oar in. Perhaps you'll find what I have to say of interest.


    Both others in the pirate party and myself wanted me to contest this by-election, but we could not get our resources together in time. We wanted to be sure that we would do a better job this time. And we were unable to get enough people to commit. Still, I'm hopeful that - with a bit of notice - I'll be contesting the next election as a pirate party candidate.

  • 09/21/2017 - 15:50

    I recently put myself forward as a candidate for these elections. You can see my statement here. I received around 100 votes, around 0.5%. Not so many, but it was better than the 0.3% that the Democratic Labor Party made in Central Ward last election, and I think compares reasonably well to the 1.3% I received at the Federal election, when I was an endorsed Pirate Party candidate.

  • 08/21/2017 - 10:52

    This is my latest adventure - standing for election as councillor, trying to do some good, and learn more about how the world works.

  • 06/27/2016 - 11:03

    The their June 15th issue, the Northern District Times were kind enough to cover my candidacy, and the image with this article is an extract.

    Writing a letter to the editor in the June 22nd issue, Jason Bolster writes :

  • Image of Halmeg plant, by courtesy of Ryde Library Service
    01/11/2014 - 17:07

    I wonder about the past, I wonder about the different society, the different people, and the different economy - it prompts a brief look at some of the industrial history around Ryde, and the prominent sight of the "Halmeg" plant.

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