Liesl Tesch – Labor Party

Labor's candidate Liesl TeschLabor's candidate Liesl Tesch

I’m putting my hand up to represent our community and no one could be prouder than me to be Labor’s candidate for the Gosford by-election.
I have lived on the Peninsula and been teaching on the Central Coast for 20 years.
Labor’s values are my values: fairness, equality, justice and inclusion.
I’ve spent my working and sporting career advocating for these values and would be grateful for the opportunity to do that, on your behalf, in Parliament.
I became an incomplete paraplegic in a bike crash at the age of 19.
During my rehabilitation, I fell in love with the sport of wheelchair basketball, my newfound passion took me on to seven Paralympic games.
I won two silvers and a bronze in wheelchair basketball and then two gold medals in sailing in London and Rio.
It was during this time I decided I wouldn’t limit my success to the sporting arena.
I have dedicated my life to advocating for the most vulnerable in society from my work with Sports Matters, which I co-founded, my work with Safe Work NSW and my ongoing advocacy in the disability sector.
I love the Central Coast and am proud to call the Peninsula my home.
I want to be a strong voice for this community. I am determined to ensure the Central Coast get our fair share.
Elect me and send a strong message to the Liberal State Government that Gosford and the Central Coast will not be taken for granted.

SOURCE: Media statement, 31 Mar 2017
Peter Duggan, NSW Labor Party