Clover talks about her work for Sydney communities and the power of independence:
As an independent elected representative, I work for our community’s interests, for the needs of Sydney and for the future. I love our area and want to make it an even better place to live and work, and to transform it into a leading sustainable city globally.
I represent you directly, providing an independent alternative to party politicians. I challenge government inaction and the stranglehold of vested interests over political parties, which has shut out community input.
As Lord Mayor, I have transformed our city government into a responsive organisation that has a carefully consulted long-term strategy and the practical expertise to achieve results. Our City is focused on securing a sustainable future—environmentally, socially, culturally and economically.
As an Independent MP, I took your concerns directly to Parliament to influence and get action from Government. I spoke on legislation, asked questions and lobbied responsible Ministers to keep your concerns on the agenda.
I work for a better environment and living amenity, and to defend our parks and foreshores. I promote progressive solutions to inner city problems, and I have initiated social justice legislation of state significance.
I offer you courage, commitment and integrity, more hard work and active representation to address the problems of Sydney, as well as an ongoing commitment to raise standards in government and politics.