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Candidate Expression of Interest

Have you ever thought about running for Federal Parliament?  

After listening to more than 500 voices (so far) in our Kitchen Table Conversations and Community Survey, we have heard loud and clear that people want better representation in federal parliament. People have asked for a leader who listens to the community and then acts according to what the community values, rather than prioritising the interests of their political party.

Voices4Cowper will soon be looking for people interested in running as a community-backed independent for the seat of Cowper in the next Federal Election.

Voices4Cowper (V4C) is a non-party-political incorporated association with membership from across the Cowper electorate. We came together out of a shared desire for a more meaningful connection between the people of Cowper and our political representatives.

We have no affiliation with any political party and are an entirely volunteer run organisation. Our minimal overheads are funded by private donations.

We listen by using a 'Kitchen Table Conversations' process, surveys and other methods to gather and present community ideas and concerns. The information will be compiled and a publicly available report prepared to amplify the community voices to political representatives.

An engaged community with political representatives who listen and respond to community voices is a signature of a healthy democracy. This is the heart of the Voices For movement.


Why is V4C seeking a candidate?

The community feedback we are getting strongly indicates that the current representation, particularly by major parties, is not responding to the issues and concerns of the Cowper community.

There is interest in having an independent candidate who will more effectively engage with the community and take those concerns to Parliament. A candidate who is not tied to a party line and can act in line with the needs of our electorate.

V4C will facilitate a process to select a potential candidate and provide a springboard for them to step up as an independent. Community feedback from all of our conversations and engagements to date has been compiled and our candidate endorsement process will be designed to reflect those community needs and expectations.

Once selected, the independent candidate will run their own campaign.

Are you a Potential Candidate?

Potential candidates will be encouraged to complete a confidential expression of interest (EOI) form in May 2024. Candidate selection criteria and more information on the upcoming process will be announced prior.

To express initial interest, please EMAIL US