Tasmanian Legislative Council elections 2022

#VoteBikeTAS

Three Tasmanian Legislative Council seats are up for election on 7 May 2022

The seats of Huon, Elwick and McIntyre are up for election.

Huon’s sitting member Bastian Siedel resigned last year so it’s an open election field for the byelection in the seat that takes in Huon Valley Council area, Leslie Vale, Neika, Longley, Bruny Island and some of Blacksmans Bay. 

Elwick’s sitting member Josh Willie has served one term in the seat which covers the sourthern part of Glenorchy Council and the northern reaches of the Hobart Council area, which is most of the Intercity Cycleway.

McIntrye is held by Tania Rattray who has served 3 terms and could be deemed the cycling seat as it covers the popular MTB and rail trails in Dorset and Break O Day councils as well as the Railton trails and Longford and surrounds which is very popular for road riding.  

Safer Cycling Pledge

We want all candidates to support projects that will make it easier for people to ride their bikes for transport and recreation, no matter where their seat is. We asked all known candidates for the elections whether they would take the Safer Cycling Pledge.

Safer Cycling Pledge

If I am elected to the Legislative Council, I pledge to:

  • support the sealing of road shoulders on routes popular for cycling
  • support protected cycleways in urban centres
  • support programs which help people choose active transport options
  • support legislative changes which create safer conditions for vulnerable road users like bicycle riders.

Candidates who support the Safer Cycling Pledge

We will ask candidates if they support our Safer Cycling Pledge for bicycle riders and we’ll publish their comments here and whether or not they support the pledge.

ELWICK

Josh Willie (Labor)

Greens candidate selection process underway

 

MCINTYRE

Tania Rattray (independent)

HUON

Pat Caplice (Local Party)

Greens candidate selected not announced

Labor candidate selection process underway

TAKE ACTION

If better bike lanes, trails and facilities are important to you, then let the candidates for the Tasmanian Legislative Council elections know about it by writing to them, talking to them or engaging on social media. With stimulus funding up for grabs, it’s the perfect time for our elected representatives to support much more money going into safer cycling opportunities.

#TogetherWeCan make a difference. 

Contact your Legislative Council candidates

Let your candidates know what’s important to you as well as including one or more of the points in the Bicycle Network’s Safer Cycling Pledge

Once enough candidates are announced we’ll put a list of their contact details here. Please let us know if anyone is missing from the list.

Candidates

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Authorised by Alison Hetherington, 210 Collins Street, Hobart.