NSW Labor Leader Luke Foley has today announced Penrith Councillor Todd Carney as the party’s candidate for the seat of Mulgoa at the 2019 election.

Todd is Western Sydney born and raised. He currently lives in Glenmore Park, where he and wife Sharon are raising their three children.

Todd is currently a Labor Councillor on Penrith City Council and is active in the campaign to oppose the construction of a waste incinerator in the Minchinbury area.

He will join fellow Councillor Karen McKeown who is running in the neighbouring seat of Penrith.

Together they will be fighting to stop the sale of the M4 Toll which will slug Western Sydney drivers $2,000 a year for the next 43 years.

Both Penrith and Mulgoa are held by senior Liberal party MPs in the NSW Government who have consistently failed to deliver for their communities- along with the reintroduction of the M4 Toll, the Berejiklian Government increased power prices by up to 20 percent for Western Sydney residents.

Quotes attributable to NSW Opposition Leader Luke Foley

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

“Todd Carney will make sure that the issues that are first and foremost on the minds of Mulgoa residents will get a hearing in Macquarie Street.

Quotes attributable to Shadow Minister Assisting on Western Sydney Prue Car

“Mulgoa 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, Todd Carney will be a strong voice for Mulgoa in Macquarie Street.”

Quotes attributable to Labor Candidate for Mulgoa Todd Carney

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

I will always put Western Sydney first and will stand up to the Liberals who are taking Western Sydney for granted.”