Former Cumberland City Council Mayor and current Councillor, Australian Cypriot Steve Christou, has today announced that he will be standing for the Federal Seat of Parramatta in the upcoming election as an Independent.
Councillor Christou, who has lived in the western suburbs of Sydney all his life, believes that only a local can truly understand and represent the interests of the community.
“I have decided to run as a candidate to give the electorate of Parramatta a real alternative outside of the two major political parties,” Cr Christou said.
“For way too long the Parramatta electorate has been taken for granted by political opportunists who have not delivered any outcomes for the local community. The locals feel they are being used as a vehicle to elevate big egos into Government, with no real commitment to community interests and needs.”