Liberal Candidate for Frome Kendall Jackson has vowed to open an Electorate Office in Clare if successful at the state election this weekend.
Currently, residents in the Clare and Gilbert Valleys and surrounding towns have to travel to Port Pirie to speak to their local Member of Parliament.
Mrs Jackson said the distance needed to travel by residents to speak with their MP was “inconvenient.”
“For too long this city-centric Labor Government has neglected our regions and South Australia desperately needs a change of government,” said Mrs Jackson.
“The Liberal Party represents the majority of regional South Australia in Parliament and so we know how important our regions are to our state.
“Unfortunately the people of Clare and Gilbert Valleys and the lower north don’t have easy and convenient access to their local Member of Parliament and that’s why if I am elected I’ll be opening an office in Clare.
“It’s very inconvenient and I think rude to expect the people of Clare and Gilbert Valleys or the lower north to drive to Port Pirie to see their local Member of Parliament.
Mrs Jackson said she wanted the people of Frome to have as much access to her as possible if she is elected.
“If I’m elected on 17 March I want to be as accessible as possible to the local community.
“Residents come to visit their local member for a number of reasons, whether it’s to raise a local issue like roads and infrastructure or seek assistance with more urgent inquires around negotiating our health system.
“The people of Frome, from Port Pirie to Clare, Balaklava and surrounding areas, will be my absolute priority if I’m fortunate enough to represent them in state parliament.
“That starts by having a presence in the local community and an office for people to come in and meet me, have a chat and raise any issues that I can help them sort out.
“The State Liberals have a strong plan for our regions, Recharging our Regions, to create more regional jobs, lower costs and deliver better services.
“Our regions cannot afford another four years of toxic Labor Government propped up by Geoff Brock – it’s been a dud deal for the people of Frome.”