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Angela Vithoulkas among candidates vying for Sydney Lord Mayor




Angela Vithoulkas is part of an all-female group of candidates lining up to dethrone Clover Moore as Sydney Lord Mayor.

Vithoulkas is the company of the Liberals’ Shauna Jarrett, the Greens’ Sylvie Ellsmore, and Unite for Sydney’s Yvonne Weldon.

The founder of the Small Business Party has received numerous anonymous phone calls demanding she drop out of the race. 

“I’m already getting calls, I won’t say from who, but calls from other political parties who are telling me I’m wasting my time and saying, ‘why are you even bothering to run, you’re not going to get elected’,” she tells ABC News

“I formed a political party in NSW, which is almost completely impossible from a red tape perspective … yet (some say) I only run in an election to get a husband.”

Angela Vithoulkas was the co-owner of VIVO café in Sydney’s CBD for 16 years. (Source: Sensible Centre)

Despite it all, the hopeful continues her campaign to secure the role ahead of NSW’s local government elections on December 4. Pre-polling voting started this week. 

“The way this council operates is clearly a problem,” she tells the Daily Telegraph.

“I’m hearing all sorts of political finger-pointing – what Labor did, what Liberals did. Let’s put politics aside … The city needs to run better, it needs to be more efficient and streamlined. We need to get out of [the] way [of businesses],” she said.

“What on earth are we in the business of doing, besides growing our balance sheet to do what?”

She’s also vying to be elected as a City of Sydney councillor for a third term.

Source: ABC News, Daily Telegraph

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