Sydney Liberal Councilor Christine Forster has announced that she will not run for the preselection for the next local election.
Former Prime Minister Tony Abbott’s sister Cr Forster took to social media to reveal she would step down from city council to focus on her full-time job as a media advisor for the oil company Woodside Energy.
“I have had the privilege of meeting people from all walks of life who share my passion for our city and my commitment to strive to make it the best place in the world to live, work and visit,” Cr Forster said on Wednesday. morning.
“It was wonderful to be able to support, encourage and facilitate their ideas and projects alongside my own vision for Sydney.”
Cr Forster, who has been an advisor since 2012, told the Herald she had a “very demanding job,” which she would concentrate on completely after her tenure in the city of Sydney ended.
“I work for one of Australia’s biggest resource companies and need to give it all my attention,” she said.
“I have been a member of the board for nine years. I really enjoyed it. I think I made an important contribution. I think I was the only coherent voice of opposition to the Lord Mayor. For me, personally, it’s time to move on.
His announcement came a day after independent Kerryn Phelps launched his campaign to run for mayor, pitting the Double Bay GP against former ally-turned-political rival Clover Moore, who also confirmed his candidacy to win a historic fifth term at the helm. advice.