NSW Labor leader Luke Foley says Karen McKeown will be a staunch advocate for Western Sydney, after she was officially endorsed as Labor’s candidate for Penrith in the 2019 State Election.

A long time Penrith resident, Karen and her husband Brendan raised their 4 children locally and have been heavily involved in the community for the past 30 years.

Karen has fought and delivered for people in the Penrith area after first being elected to council in 2004, also serving as Mayor and Deputy Mayor.

Karen has joined Labor’s campaign taking on the Berejiklian Government and incumbent MP Stuart Ayers over their unfair reintroduction of the M4 toll which will cost Monday to Friday motorists an extra $2000 a year. People in Western Sydney have also been some of the hardest hit in the state by the 20 percent rise in power bills the NSW Government is responsible for.

If elected, Karen will join a corps of Western Sydney MPs in NSW Parliament on Macquarie Street who represent their constituent’s interests in the face of an increasingly hostile Liberal-National Government.

Quotes attributable to NSW Opposition Leader Luke Foley

“Western Sydney has been nothing but an afterthought for this Liberal State Government.

“Karen McKeown will make sure that the issues that are first and foremost on the minds of Penrith residents will get a hearing in Macquarie Street.

Quotes attributable to Shadow Minister Assisting on Western Sydney Prue Car

“Penrith residents are feeling the cost of living pressures with unfair and unaffordable tolls, higher train fares and rising electricity prices – it’s time to send a strong message to Premier Berejiklian that they have had enough.

“If elected, Karen McKeown will be a strong voice for Penrith in Macquarie Street.”

Quotes attributable to Labor Candidate for Penrith Karen McKeown

“I’m honoured to be selected as Labor’s candidate for Penrith at the 2019 state election. The Berejiklian Government has failed the people of Penrith and Western Sydney in general.

“Labor will fight for more funding for our schools and TAFE and put a stop to the increasing cost of living pressures we’ve seen under the Berejiklian Government.”