Australian Motorist Party
|Australian Motorist Party|
|Founded||June 13, 2008|
|Headquarters||Fyshwick, Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia|
|Politics of Australia
The Australian Motorist Party (A.M.P.) is an Australian political party dedicated to representing motorist and road users, as well pedestrians, throughout Australia. It was founded by groups of concerned motorists.
- Safety of drivers and pedestrians
- Issues involving young drivers such as education and training.
- Public transport
- Cost of driving
- Fuel taxes and alternative fuel sources
The A.M.P. was formed in May 2007 and became an official registered party in 2008. They put forward 6 candidates for the 2008 ACT elections and used a bus equipped with a public address system to promote their new political party. Burl Doble and Geoff Rake ran for seats in Brindabella. Ginninderra had Denis Walford and Andrew Simmington running and Joe Hlubucek and David Cumbers ran in Molonglo. None of the candidates won the seats they were running for on election night, but Walford made a speech to A.M.P. president, Geoff Develin, to stay positive. In the 2012 ACT Elections the party ran candidates in each of the 3 electorates, most notably in Ginninderra, Summernauts organiser Chic Henry contested the seat and secured a sizeable 6.6% of the vote. The party once again, however failed to have any candidates elected. 
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