Ecowarrior evens the field

Jim Warburton was at Tweed Heads Civic Centre poll yesterday
Jim Warburton was at Tweed Heads Civic Centre poll yesterday Crystal Spencer

WHENEVER there is a meeting or protest in the Tweed that involves any political debate, Jim Warburton will be there to fight for the environment.

Mr Warburton, 75, was not fighting for the environment on Saturday rather he was handing out how-to-vote pamphlets for independent Lindy Smith.  

"I just got in touch with her yesterday (Friday) because I thought the system was overwhelming for people below the line," Mr Warburton said.

"There are about 59 candidates and they really have to group into groups of about six to get across the line and it costs a lot of money. 

"Money gets your face in the paper."

Mr Warburton said it was a last minute decision to support Ms Smith after studying the election campaigns of candidates.

"One of the other problem is you need at least 20 people to help hand out leaflets," Mr Warburton said.

"There are just so many talented people that didn't group up.  I think they will learn their lesson next time."
Independent candidate Lindy Smith said the volunteers were important for her campaign.

"I just want to say a huge thank you to those who volunteered," Ms Smith said.

Ms Smith managed to have volunteers at the major pools but was unable to cover all 31 polls in the shire.

"It's too hard when you're up again big dollars," she said.

"I've never seen anything like the army that some people had on the day."

Ms Smith said she was unlikely to run again and would go back to "working behind the scenes."

Topics:  jim warburton, lindy smith, local elections 2012



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