ON JUNE 19 last year at the Lindfield Football Club debrief for volunteers, Nicolette Boele announced that Voices for Bradfield had re-endorsed her as its candidate for the next federal election. After all, an all-volunteer campaign on a tight budget in the Indi Way tradition had achieved the biggest swing against a sitting Liberal MP in the nation, turning an ultra-safe blue ribbon seat marginal.
2. NEWS: @VoicesBradfield has endorsed @Nicolette_Boele as its #IndependentsDay candidate at next election or by-election.— 📣Margo Kingston💧🔥 (@margokingston1) June 19, 2022
Nic: “We’ve turned the soil here, we’ve planted the seeds. You are the campaign’s biggest asset. I’ve found my tribe.
Nic’s campaign team- pic.twitter.com/hGhNDKlTiQ
Five months later Nic and her campaign manager Rob Mills discussed how their grand experiment was playing out so far.
Nic has since begun local fundraising operations with her wingwoman Carey Francis, both of whom had a chat to me about where their experiment is at and how it’s about to be put on hold to focus on “Bradfield for Yes” before the referendum.
Voices for Bradfield and Nic have already begun Kitchen Table Conversations on The Voice and organised a town hall at St Ives Community Centre on July 23. I’ll be there to report for No Fibs.
No Fibs coverage of #BradfieldVotes
Nicolette’s Boele’s launch speech ‘Change is not only possible, but necessary’ – Nicolette Boele launches in #BradfieldVotes
Twitter’s launch report Nicolette Boele’s call to action, be brave #BradfieldVotes and vote like your future depends on it
Rob Mills’ pre-election campaign report A miracle is possible in #BradfieldVotes: the high hopes of Nicolette Boele’s campaign manager
No Fibs podcast interview with Nicolette Boele it’s hard but its doable Nicolette Boele on her quest to turn Upper North Shore #BradfieldVotes independent
We did not win, but did you see what #BradfieldVotes achieved? Rob Mills’ story