In Politics

Victor P Taffa

Politics: Science and Art of Government; Political Affairs or Life; Political Principles or Practice. Pocket Oxford Dictionary.

Editor Victor P Taffa’s interest in Politics was ignited in 1975 with the Whitlam Dismissal.

 

“My mother and my Aunts took me to the 1975 Liberal Party Election Campaign Rally that was held at Randwick Racecourse. The atmosphere was electric.” Victor remembered.

Victor joined the Liberal Party in December 1982 at the ripe old age of Seventeen. Months later, the Fraser Government was defeated by the Hawke Labor Opposition.

Living in New South Wales, at a State level, Labor is a part of the furniture on the Government Benches. From 1941 until 1995, Labor has governed for 36 of those 54 years.

 

 

“When Nick Greiner took office in 1988, it was the first time in my life that I had experienced a Liberal/National Government in New South Wales. The joy of victory was overwhelming.”

As the years went on, Victor was very active assisting in election campaigns for the Liberal Party. That record of assistance is as follows:

  • December 1982: Joined Liberal Party (NSW Division)
  • July 2009: Joined National Party (NSW Division)

Federal Elections:

  • 1983 Federal Election: Liberal Candidate for Dundas
  • 1984 Federal Election: Liberal Candidate for Dundas
  • 1987 Federal Election: Liberal Candidate for Dundas
  • 1987 Federal Election: Liberal Candidate for Parramatta
  • 1990 Federal Election: Liberal Candidate for Philip
  • 1993 Federal Election: Liberal Candidate for Bennelong
  • 1996 Federal Election: Liberal Candidate for Bennelong
  • 1996 Federal Election: Liberal Candidate for Parramatta
  • 1998 Federal Election: Liberal Candidate for Bennelong
  • 2001 Federal Election: Liberal Candidate for Bennelong

 

Federal By-Elections:

  • 1984 Federal By-Election: Liberal Candidate for Hughes

 

NSW State Elections:

  • 1984 State Election: Liberal Candidate for Ryde
  • 1988 State Election: Liberal Candidate for Ryde
  • 1991 State Election: Liberal Candidate for Parramatta
  • 1991 State Election: Liberal Candidate for Ermington
  • 1995 State Election: Liberal Candidate for Ermington
  • 1999 State Election: Liberal Candidate for Drummoyne
  • 1999 State Election: Liberal Candidate for East Hills
  • 1999 State Election: Liberal Candidate for Lane Cove
  • 1999 State Election: Liberal Candidate for Ryde
  • 2003 State Election: Liberal Candidate for Ryde
  • 2003 State Election: Liberal Candidate for Strathfield

 

NSW State By-Elections:

  • 1985 State By-Election: Liberal Candidate for Peats
  • 1986 State By-Election: Liberal Candidate for Cabramatta
  • 1987 State By-Election: Liberal Candidate for Bankstown
  • 1992 State By-Election: Liberal Candidate for The Entrance
  • 1994 State By-Election: Liberal Candidate for Parramatta
  • 1996 State By-Election: Liberal Candidate for Southern Highlands
  • 1996 State By-Election: Liberal Candidate for Strathfield

 

NSW Local Government Elections:

  • 1983 Ryde Council Election: Independent Candidate
  • 1991 Parramatta Council Election: Independent Candidate
  • 2008 Parramatta Council Election: Liberal Party Team
  • 2008 Ryde Council Election: Liberal Party Team

NSW Liberal Party Elections:

  • May 1998 Liberal Party Pre-Selection Candidate for Federal Seat Of Lowe
  • October 2000 Liberal Party Pre-Selection Candidate for NSW Legislative Council
  • November 2000 Candidate for NSW Liberal Party State Executive

Elections Contested As a Candidate:

  • 1999 Ryde Council Election: Victor P Taffa
  • 2004 Ryde Council Election: Victor P Taffa
  • 2008 Ryde State By-Election: Victor P Taffa
  • 2015 Sydney State Election: Victor P Taffa

Politics is a tough game and takes a toll on a person and your family. Having contested 4 Public Elections it becomes a situation of “Unfinished Business.” Anyone can stand for Election to Public Office however the reasons that you aspire to such Office are questioned thoroughly by all and sundry.

The issues that Editor Victor P Taffa will campaign for in the NSW Seat of Newcastle on 26 March 2011 are very focused on the Electorate of Newcastle and largely incorporate Railway and Tramway Improvements and Expansion.

Sydney and New South Wales urgently need both Railway and Tramway Expansion and it is the failure to expand Railway Lines over many Decades and the abandonment of what was the second largest Tramway Network in the world has brought Sydney and New South Wales to the mess that we currently face.

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