Union organiser, former submariner Stephen Mears stands for council on Labor ticket

Andrew Messenger
By Andrew Messenger
Updated November 22 2021 - 3:27am, first published November 10 2021 - 4:00am
LABOR LEADER: Union organiser Stephen Mears said years of service on cramped submarines thought him a thing or two about conflict. He chose the ANZAC park gates as the symbol of his candidacy. Photo: Gareth Gardner

The Leader has asked each election candidate it profiles to bring an item that means something to them; whether it be personal, symbolic or representative of a professional achievement, and give the public an explanation why.

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Andrew Messenger

Andrew Messenger

Northern Daily Leader journalist

Politics, environment and energy journalist at the Northern Daily Leader. I also write about health, bushfires and occasionally music. I'm a Brisbane boy by way of Charleville and Hobart who now lives in in beautiful New England. Get me at andrew.messenger@austcommunitymedia.com.au