According to ACT Electoral Commissioner Phil Green, Mrs Lê, under The Marion Lê Social Justice Party, has submitted an application to register as a political party.
Mrs Lê (pictured) told “CityNews” she believes she can provide a “voice” for people who struggle to be heard.
“I decided to stand because, for a long while, I have thought there is a need for a voice in the Assembly that can provide independent advocacy for people who feel they don’t have a voice and who feel the Assembly is removed from them,” Mrs Le said.
“I believe we need a community advocate on the benches as the Greens haven’t really provided that. There are a lot of people who come to me for assistance who don’t know their local members and who don’t understand what the Liberal and Labor brands really stand for.”
Mrs Lê comes from an education background, teaching for 20 years at St Francis Xavier College in Florey. Since then she has run her own consultancy, Marion Lê Consultancy, and works as a migration agent. She is also the president of the Grandparent and Kinship Carers Association of the ACT.
Parties registering for ACT elections had to submit a list of at least 100 members, who are electors, and a copy of the party’s constitution before June 30. Elections ACT has confirmed that the Marion Lê Social Justice Party satisfies this membership requirement.
Members of the public are entitled to object to an application for party registration if they consider that the party is not eligible to be registered.
Anyone wishing to object to the registration of the Marion Lê Social Justice Party may lodge a written objection with the Electoral Commissioner by 31 July. A copy of the application and the party’s constitution are available for public inspection at the office of the Commissioner during business hours.