Your Local Left Team in Wide Bay

Mark Denham

Phone 0412 613 300

I would like to continue to represent the members of Noosa and the Wide Bay as their conference delegate, I am a highly active member across all levels of the party and have been a three-time local Candidate at the state level and recently as the Noosa area Campaign director for the Wide Bay federal campaign.

I am currently one of the Noosa Branch Vice Presidents and the Labor spokesperson for the Noosa state electorate. I have been working tirelessly to bring Labor policies to our area and continually and effectively reduce the margin for the next elections in Noosa and the Wide Bay.

I have been an influential member of the local Labor team to ensure the voice of our community and members of our state and federal branch are heard at the state and federal levels within the party. Being a representative at state conference is vital to the growth of the party and being a voice for our local members is of the utmost importance.

Geoff Williams

Phone 0436 404 417

I’m Queensland born and bred, my wife and I have been together for 28 years, and we have a daughter and 2 young granddaughters. We live in Bauple with our two kelpies. Bauple is approximately halfway between Gympie and Maryborough and close to Tiaro.

I’m a Boilermaker by trade and I transitioned to Crane Driving approximately 10 years ago. I have worked in maintenance, manufacturing, construction, and mining.

In 2020 I ran in the Queensland State election as the Labor candidate for Gympie and just recently I ran in the Federal election as the Labor candidate for Wide Bay.

Fighting climate change, bringing integrity back to politics and increasing the amount of Social and Affordable housing are my three main issues. I am also passionate about improving our aged care and early education systems.

Now that we have an Anthony Albanese Labor government, maybe some of these things can be made a reality.

Karen Spink

Phone 0432 379 297

I am Treasurer of the Maryborough ALP branch and work in the Maryborough Electorate office of Bruce Saunders MP. I worked on all 3 State campaigns for Bruce, and the Federal campaigns in 2016, 2019, and 2022. I have served on the Wide Bay FEC. I have served as a Union delegate in previous employment.

I am a staunch advocate for the values of the Labor Party and attend meetings and contribute to policy development and preparation of motions.

I have served on several community groups, including being part of school councils and P&C groups.

Working in an electorate office, I am exposed to many issues that affect not only our constituents but the entire population.

There is a need for better services for Regional Queensland and I will advocate for this, especially in the areas of Health and Housing. Education and employment are also areas that need to be better resourced.

As a mother and grandmother, I am also a staunch supporter of women’s rights.

Nicola Wilson

Phone 0434 567 120

I’m a member of Noosa Branch (Digital and Social Media), VP of the Sunshine Coast RMA, Treasurer for Wide Bay FEC, and a member of the Labor for Housing Committee.

Workwise, I’m a Chartered Accountant and currently work in Higher Education, designing and teaching courses for accountants. In my spare time, I help with my partner’s small business and am a marriage celebrant. I’m also a director of a Sunshine Coast charity, CAYAC, which focuses on helping victims of domestic violence and other forms of homelessness. I’m passionate about reducing the homelessness and poverty rates in Australia, starting with our region.

I moved from the UK to Australia in 2002 and witnessed the worst years of the LNP in that time, where our most vulnerable have been neglected and vilified.

As a conference delegate, my top five policy areas of interest would be social security (raising the rate), providing affordable housing, media laws, education and aged care.

Tammy White

Phone 0402 041 390

I am an active member of the Maryborough Executive, FEC and Campaign Team (2017 onwards). I am a mother, daughter, teacher and female activist. I believe in order to enact change, you must be part of the process. I have been raised with the belief that if you can stand up for others, then that’s what you do.

I am a staunch advocate for the values of the Party and am proud to say that I was born to the Left. The Labor values spans back in my family history over 100 years. I am also involved within my union as an area delegate, and I participate in a range of community groups. I regularly attend both union council and conference, so I am practised in the preceding of motions and policy development.

As a teacher, I value the education system and strive to ensure the teaching profession is considered and respected by all stakeholders. I want to ensure that the delivery of education meets contemporary practices and provides equitable opportunity for all children to have access to quality curriculum and outstanding teachers.

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