IT?S TIME: Marilyn Perkins, of the Australian Local Government Women?s Association, speaks at a forum in Grafton.
IT?S TIME: Marilyn Perkins, of the Australian Local Government Women?s Association, speaks at a forum in Grafton.

Girl power lacking at election forum

By SALLY GORDON

THE ladies put in a disappointing show at yesterday's women in local government information session at Maclean.

Only two women with intentions of running in the Clarence Valley Council election were at the Australian Local Government Women's Association training day.

Six women turned up to a similar session at the Grafton council offices on Sunday.

Despite the low attendance, Clarence Valley Women Inc president Vicki St Lawrence said women had shown strong interest generally in local politics.

"We had quite a number of women RSVP but one thing and another happened and they weren't able to make it, which was a little bit disappointing," Ms St Lawrence said.

"... I think there's a lot more in numbers who are considering running, and it may be that the timing wasn't convenient for them."



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