Bunbury business owners reveal close, uncertain result

Kate FieldingSouth Western Times
Brooklyn for Men owner Tony Cialella.
Camera IconBrooklyn for Men owner Tony Cialella. Credit: Jon Gellweiler / South Western Times

Bunbury businesses have weighed in on the State Election with many surprised by the lack of discussion among shoppers.

Several CBD retailers claim they are still undecided on who they will vote for on Saturday and others have predicted micro-parties could give Liberal and Labor a run for their money.

Brooklyn for Men owner Tony Ciallella said he was still undecided on who to support with little contact from Bunbury’s candidates contributing to his indecision.

“No one has come in and seen us and people haven’t brought up the election in discussion,” Mr Ciallella said.

Leo’s Mens Hairdresser owner Anthony Gaudio said the feeling he was getting from customers could see a swing away from the major parties.

“I reckon people are sick of the big parties and I think a lot of the smaller parties will get the vote,” Mr Gaudio said.

Cafe Bean owner John Ventris said while election talk had been on the quiet side, the discussions he had suggested the vote was going to be close.

Mr Ventris said the pool of candidates was strong, but the election was “almost a personality” contest.

“Everyone seems to think it’s going to be close,” he said.

“I think, Statewide, it’s almost a personality election and whether that filters thought to the seats, it’s definitely going to be interesting.”

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