Australian Cyclists Party

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Australian Cyclists Party
Leader Omar Khalifa
Founded 2013
Headquarters PO Box 460, Berry NSW 2535
Ideology Cycling issues
Website
https://australian-cyclists-party.org/
Politics of Australia
Political parties
Elections

The Australian Cyclists Party is a minor political party in Australia.[1] It was first registered with the New South Wales Electoral Commission in 2014, and contested the 2015 New South Wales state election. It was subsequently also registered with the Victorian Electoral Commission, and contested the 2014 Victorian state election. The party uses the slogan I Cycle, I Vote, and aims to raise awareness of cycling-related issues.

The party's founder was Omar Khalifa, a former CEO of Bicycle New South Wales.[2] Khalifa was the lead candidate in the group of 15 candidates (this many are required to get a box "above the line") in the 2015 election for the New South Wales Legislative Council. The party also fielded candidates in six lower house electorates.[3] None were elected.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "List of Registered Parties". New South Wales Electoral Commission. Retrieved 14 April 2014. 
  2. ^ O'Reilly, Michael (October 13, 2013). "Australian Cyclists Party plans upper house bids in Victoria, NSW". The Sydney Morning Herald (Fairfax Media). Retrieved 14 April 2014. 
  3. ^ "Summary of Candidates and parties Contesting the 2015 NSW Election". Antony Green's Election Blog. ABC. Retrieved 12 April 2015.