Young Independent, Victoria Pye, launches campaign for Marrickville
Victoria Pye, 29, will officially launch her campaign to be a councillor for Marrickville on Tuesday 25 July, offering a fresh and determined focus to the changing demographic.
Victoria is aiming to be one of three councillors elected by residents to represent Marrickville on the newly formed Inner West Council. As an Independent, Victoria says her sole focus will be on representing the people of Marrickville, St Peters, Sydenham and Tempe without getting caught up in party politics.
“Councils really need to be made up of locals who want to make a difference in the community, and who aren’t at the mercy of State and Federal party decisions. I think Independents are really important at a local level, especially after the amalgamations which have had the effect of decreasing representation. I want my electorate to have the option to vote for a passionate and progressive Independent who really wants to get things done,” explains Victoria.
Victoria believes there needs to be more young people on council, to reflect the changing demographics of the area. She aims to focus on increasing public and active transport options, ensuring new development is sustainable and well planned, opposing WestConnex and helping businesses and the community to care for the environment.
Victoria, who has lived in Marrickville for 6 years and the Inner West for 9 years, has a long family history in the area, being the fourth of five generations of Pyes to live in Marrickville. Her great grandfather owned a house on Wardell Road (which remains in her electorate today), in which her grandfather and father grew up. Her grandparents lived in that same house until they passed away and her Uncle, Aunt and cousins still live in Marrickville.
“There was definitely a pull for me to come live in Marrickville. I moved back the minute I could afford to. It’s quite cool to think of keeping the Pye name in Marrickville in an official capacity. I think my grandparents would think it was pretty cool too,” says Victoria.
Victoria is experienced in political campaigning, having been a volunteer on Lord Mayor Clover Moore’s successful campaign for the City of Sydney, and Sydney MP Alex Greenwich’s 2015 campaign.
For further information contact :
Victoria Pye, m: 0423 208 035 e: Victoria@victoriapye.com