Labour DLP’s lead candidate for Ginninderra.
Hi, I’m Ian McClure and I am keen to work towards a democratic and free Canberra; a place where families and individuals can thrive in all seasons of their lives.
As a candidate in Ginninderra (Belconnen) for the Democratic Labour Party (Labour DLP), I will prioritise my efforts on key issues, such as ensuring discounted rates for low income earners and a cooperative government/private approach to a second hospital through an upgraded and modernised Calvary Hospital.
In relation to my background, I’ve been a Canberran since my family moved here in 1965. I went to Melrose High School, before completing my Undergraduate and Master’s Degrees in Applied Linguistics at ANU. I also have a Diploma in Christian and Family Therapy from the Australian Institute of Family Counselling, ACT.
Until the Covid-19 downturn, I was the Operations Manager of the Greenhills Community Centre in Stromlo and prior to that was Pastor of the Hope Christian Church, located in the old naval station barracks, in Lawson.
With regards to my passion for serving the needs of the community, I’ve spent many years advocating for treatment and rehabilitation to help drug affected individuals (and their families), by facilitating pathways for their effective treatment and by envisioning a more hopeful and productive future.
I am married to Helen; my wife of 28 years and we have raised our 3 children in Canberra and have been foster parents to other children over many years.
Please feel free to contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org