NSW Opposition Leader Luke Foley today announced fifth generation local Marjorie O’Neill as Labor’s candidate for Coogee in next year’s State Election.

Mr Foley was in Coogee today to announce Waverly Councillor Marjorie O’Neill to take on the Liberals in the seat as the Berejiklian Government bungles up the delivery of the CBD South-East light rail, fails to cater for an increasing school-aged population and presses ahead with its wrong priority of splurging $2.2 billion on stadiums.

The light rail has been Premier Gladys Berejiklian’s pet transport project but she is delivering a light rail that looks like being a billion dollars over budget, years late in opening and now in the courts which will cause further delays.

Residents living and travelling along the route, as well as small businesses that have had their livelihoods put at risk, deserve to know when the disruptions will end.

Marjorie lives in Bronte and knows that eastern suburbs families have also been calling for a new comprehensive secondary school with thousands of students being taught in demountable classrooms.

Marjorie is a founding member of the Save Bronte community group, and currently on the front line fighting for Waverley Bowling Club, and Bondi Pavilion. She has a PhD in management economics.

Mr Foley said Marjorie O’Neill will be a strong voice for the eastern suburbs community.

Quotes attributable to NSW Opposition Leader Luke Foley

“Marjorie O’Neill is a fifth generation local and Waverley Councillor who understands local issues and has a strong record of fighting for her community. 

“The people of Coogee will have a clear choice come next March – a government that wastes money on blow-outs and stadiums or one that prioritises our children’s education and our families’ health.”

Quotes attributable to Labor candidate for Coogee Marjorie O’Neill 

“From the failed delivery of the CBD light rail to the stadium splurge – the Liberals have failed the eastern suburbs.

“After eight long years our community deserves someone who will speak up for them.”