GCCC election now in spotlight

WITH the Queensland elections done and a premier elected, attention now turns to the council elections across the state in a month.

The council elections were changed to April 28 after former Premier Anna Bligh called a state election on March 24.

It has been a longer campaign than many of the council candidates expected but with the elections just around the corner electioneering across the Gold Coast has stepped up.

Division 14, encompassing Tugun, Currumbin, Coolangatta and Tallebudgera Valley, has five candidates including the current councillor Chris Robbins who wants a third term.

According to the Queensland Electoral Commission, the Gold Coast's most southerly division has five candidates vying for a spot on the council.

Voters will choose either Cr Robbins, Virginia Freebody, Peter Nichols, Ric Wade or Kris Pickering to represent the division.

Cr Robbins said she considered herself one of the only "locals" for the division.

"I have been here for 35 years," Cr Robbins said.

"You never know how the election will go and you can never count your chickens before they hatch."

Visit My Daily News regularly for division 14 candidate profiles and the latest on the Gold Coast council election.



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