Jerome Laxale


Jerome Laxale is NSW Labor's candidate for Ryde in the 2015 State Election.

I want you to know that representing Labor in Ryde is a task that I do with great humility and determination. I also now come to the role with more experience than ever, having been elected to Ryde Council in 2012 and spending a year as your Mayor during the term.
In my years on Council, I have fought for better facilities, more open space and for community events that bring people together. I also initiated Council’s entry into Social Media, its partnership with Australia’s Racism it stops with me! campaign, led a national push against changes to the Racial Discrimination Act and was the driving force behind Council’s recent adoption of its Affordable Housing policy.
Contrast that record with that of the Liberals in Ryde. In the 10 or so years that the Liberals have represented Ryde, we have seen cuts to services across our electorate. Cuts to Service NSW, cuts to Health and Justice and massive cuts to TAFE.

We have also seen the Liberals totally drop the ball on education, with chronic overcrowding, a lack of planning and severe shortages in school maintenance funding across Ryde.

These cuts have hurt Ryde and our community. In 2019, we must tell Gladys Berejiklian that she cannot take Ryde for granted. If we don't we'll continue to see the same level of cuts that have hurt our community to date.

In March 2019, I'll be asking for your support to become the Member for Ryde.


I graduated from the University of New South Wales in 2004, and I am currently a company director. My role as director is to oversee all operations of his business, plan for the future and to be ultimately responsible for its financial sustainability.

I am a Christian and live in Denistone East with my wife and three children. Having a family firmly planted in Ryde means that I wants Ryde to be the best that it can be. I want the best in Government services, all available here in Ryde.

Current and Past Roles:

  • Mayor City of Ryde 2015-2016
  • Councillor, City of Ryde, 2012 - Current
  • Chair of the Parramatta River Catchment Group
  • Chair of the City of Ryde Sports & Recreation Advisory Committee
  • Chair of the Macquarie Park Forum
  • Chair of the City of Ryde Centenary of ANZAC and Commemoration of World War 1 Committee
  • Member of the City of Ryde Planning and Environment Committee
  • Member of the City of Ryde Works and Community Committee
  • Member of the City of Ryde Finance and Governance Committee
  • Member of the City of Ryde Civic Hub Committee

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