Linda Aitken gets another chance to secure Butler for the Libs

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There is still much to be done in the electorate of Butler, says Liberal candidate Linda Aitken. Picture: Anita McInnes

LINDA Aitken is still keen to take on Labor’s John Quigley when the next State Election rolls around in March 2021.

Mrs Aitken was announced as the Liberal Party of WA’s Butler candidate on April 3 when most constituents were still working out how they would be affected by the restrictions including regional travel bans introduced by the McGowan Government to stop the spread of Covid-19.

When Yanchep News Online interviewed Mrs Aitken last week she took the time to chat to a Jindalee business owner about whether things were starting to improve for his business now that restrictions are easing.

She said there were still many things that needed to be done in the Butler electorate from cost of living pressures and hoon issues to finding a humanitarian way to fix homelessness in the area.

Making it easier for parents to afford the cost of their children playing sport is also on her list of things to achieve.

The City of Wanneroo councillor, who represents the North Coast ward, said with Covid-19 restrictions she had not been able to do any door knocking yet.

During the restrictions the operating theatre nurse completed Covid-19 training along with other medical staff.

At the height of the pandemic the Victory Life church member said the church had been supplying 70 tonne of food a week to those in need.

“Last year they gave away 600 food parcels worth $150 each able to feed a family of four and now were giving away 1200 food parcels,’’ she said.

As well as being a Justice of the Peace she serves on the board of Yanchep Secondary College and three primary schools – East Butler, Clarkson and Yanchep Lagoon.

Mrs Aitken and her husband Vincent recently celebrated their 42nd wedding anniversary.

Meanwhile, on June 24 the WA Electoral Commission (WAEC) said it was monitoring government health advice closely to ensure the health and safety of all voters, election participants and its staff in the lead up to the election on March 13.

As a result the WAEC said there might be procedural and operational changes made as the election drew closer, in order to comply with government health advice and to mitigate infection risks for electors and staff.