I am running as an independent as per the guidelines stipulated by the Electoral Commission of Queensland. For full disclosure however, please note, I am a member of the LNP. My campaign is fully self funded to avoid conflicts of interest and I am running 100% of my own volition.
I choose to exercise my democratic right to be a member of a political party so I can influence it - by voting in preselections and conventions. The party is not allowed to attempt to influence my decision making as a councillor. For the record, I have never been subject to any such influence and if I felt there was inappropriate attempts to influence, I would resign my membership.