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Phone:  02 9288 5917


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Linda is a progressive leader.

She is currently serving as a Labor Councillor on the City of Sydney Council, formerly serving as Deputy Lord Mayor.

She gets results, successfully advocating for increased City action on climate change and doubling library funding. She has won new affordable housing, and increased support for those experiencing homelessness. She has successfully advocated for new childcare and skate ramps, and spearheaded City action to fight racism and support refugees.

She sets the national agenda as President of the Australian Local Government Association. Linda was the first woman to be elected as President of Local Government NSW, the peak body for NSW councils, and served as President from 2017 until 2021.

A strong supporter for reforming the Australian Labor Party, Linda won Labor’s first ever community preselection, where more than 4,000 people elected her to be Labor’s candidate for Lord Mayor of Sydney in the 2012 NSW Local Government Elections. Linda is also the Deputy Chair of Labor’s Sustainable Communities Committee.

Linda lives with her husband and two children in Newtown, Sydney. She enjoys bushwalking, swimming and live music.

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