It’s raining money in arts cash splash
Labor doubles its Toodyay election bet with second $100,000 pledge.
Toodyay arts supporters and community leaders with WA Culture and Arts Minister David Templeman (front row, white shirt), local Labor MP Darren West (front row, third from right) and Labor’s Moore election candidate Barni Norton (blue dress, standing) at last month’s Labor announcement of $100,000 to help buy Toodyay’s former St Aloysius boys’ school (pictured behind) to turn into a local arts centre.
LABOR has pledged another $100,000 for Toodyay ahead of the March 13 State Election as part of a $1 million bid to win the Legislative Assembly seat of Moore from WA Nationals Deputy Leader Shane Love.Read more
Mr Love won a primary vote majority of nearly 35 per cent in the 2017 State Election, with Labor’s Barni Norton on 21 per cent and Liberal candidate Darren Slyns 19 per cent.
All three are again contesting this month’s State Election and Labor hopes its cash splash in Moore will at least force Mr Love to rely on preference votes to retain his seat.
In January, Labor pledged $100,000 for Toodyay RSL’s new headquarters.