Ex-broadcaster Stephen Andrew vying for seat on Victoria city council

Former broadcaster Stephen Andrew is taking another stab at Victoria politics.

Andrew, who ran fourth when he challenged for the mayor’s job in 2014, has announced he is running as a member of the NewCouncil slate for a council seat.

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Andrew said he received assurances that the NewCouncil candidates are independent and there is no expectation that they will be voting as a block if elected.

“I think they have one common interest … they are looking for good governance,” Andrew said.

He said his views generally align with the NewCouncil principles and working with a group can offset costs such as through group mailings.

Andrew said council should get back to governing based on three principles: Hire, fire and evaluate the chief executive officer, set policy and guard the public trust.

“If we work around the table as informed trustees of the city, I think we’re going to get a lot more work done and we’re not going to see some of the anger that we’re experiencing right now.”

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