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New passion for Rumney as Sarah Lovell announced as candidate

Rumney residents have an opportunity to elect a true local with entrenched ties to the community with Labor today announcing community advocate and worker’s rights champion Sarah Lovell as its candidate for the upcoming election.

Labor Leader Bryan Green said Ms Lovell – a mum of two who grew up in the region and has lived in the area for more than 30 years – would bring a new passion to the area and stand up for all residents in the diverse electorate which encompasses the Tasman Peninsula and Dunalley, Opossum Bay, South Arm, Lauderdale, Rokeby, Howrah, Cambridge, Midway Point, Sorell, Dodges Ferry and Primrose Sands.

“For too long now the people of this important area have not had their voices heard,” Mr Green said.

“The people of Rumney need a representative who understands the frustration of substandard traffic infrastructure on the Eastern Shore.

“They need someone with a genuine commitment to employment, education and health.”
Ms Lovell said she was determined to work hard to be a champion for her community.

“Like everyone who calls this beautiful and diverse area home, I’m determined to work hard for this area and make sure that voices are heard,” she said.

In her capacity as a union representative with United Voice, Ms Lovell has worked closely with education staff, hospitality workers, cleaners and security staff to improve safety and working conditions and increase job security.

For many years she was an active volunteer with St Vincent de Paul, organising and running holiday camps for children and helping to establish and run a weekend meal delivery and companionship service for the elderly.

“I’ve worked alongside some of the state’s lowest paid workers to improve and protect their rights at work.

“I’ve seen first-hand the issues many Tasmanians face at work on a daily basis, including threats to their income and way of life.

“I’m passionate about community engagement and I want the people of Rumney to have a say in the decisions that affect them.

“I will be here in the community, listening to everyone’s concerns and I will do everything I can to be the best representative for Rumney in the Parliament.”