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Perth actor enters political fray for Western Australia Party

Well-known Perth actor and Scarborough local Troy Coward today announced his decision to enter politics and has joined the Western Australia Party contending the seat of Scarborough.

The actor is best known for a stint on Australian TV drama Neighbours and has 27 feature films under his belt and a string of commercials. 

Mr Coward runs a mental health foundation called Beacon For Life and said his decision to enter politics has stemmed from his passion surrounding mental health and suicide prevention.

“The country has seen a steady increase in suicide cases and I have been personally affected by it having lost my father to suicide when I was 15 and four of my dear friends.

“I feel very strongly about mental health and helping people escape feelings of despair so I began my foundation to make a difference.

“I am also an ambassador for Lifeline, The Mental Health Commission and Men’s Health Week,” Mr Coward said.

The actor is also advocating for local jobs for locals first, environmental protection on the coastline and supports introducing Third Party appeals for property development.

Mr Coward joins TV news veteran Russell Goodrick who is running for the seat of Mount Lawley for the Western Australia Party, along with current Upper House MP for East Metro Charles Smith.

“I am happy to welcome Troy to the Western Australia Party because he stands for improving the quality of life for all West Australians through mental health services and other important initiatives.

“I look forward to working with him and wish him the best of luck for the election,” Mr Smith said.

Mr Smith is running to retain his seat for a second parliamentary term.

 

  

 

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Please contact Mr Troy Coward for further comment:

0414 214 226

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