After successfully registering as a political party with the WA Electoral Commission on 18 October 2016, Julie Matheson set her sights on the 2017 State Election.
A strategic ad was placed in The West Australian newspaper announcing “WA was being swamped by political parties from the East. Julie Matheson for Western Australia Party is the ONLY party to vote for this State Election, 11 March 2017.”
A spot on West TV with Russell Goodrick resinated with many people aspiring to be candidates in the State Election.
As a new party, we covered a lot of policy areas but our main focus was the GST campaign for WA.
The Party nominated 32 candidates and received more than 11,400 first preference votes in it’s first election.