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Election material draws fire

Tweed Shire Council candidate Eddie Roberts angered at the election material.
Tweed Shire Council candidate Eddie Roberts angered at the election material. John Gass

A CANDIDATE'S election material has drawn fire from other candidates who claim they were "misrepresented".

Fernvale candidate and Tweed Shire councillor Phil Youngblutt has distributed a how-to-vote pamphlet that labelled candidates as conservative independents or Labor/Green leaning.

Murwillumbah candidate Gary Bagnall said he was outraged at being labelled as Labor/Green leaning.

"My team is not Labor or Green," Mr Bagnall said.

"He (Cr Youngblutt) is too much into name-calling and it's misrepresentation."

Mr Bagnall said he sought legal advice about the pamphlet.

Uki candidate Eddie Roberts said labelling him Labor/Greens was a "continuation of desperate rhetoric and misinformation from a candidate who has run out of ideas".

Cr Youngblutt was unapologetic about the pamphlet.

"Just have a look at the people of these tickets," Cr Youngblutt said.

"There is no doubt why they are there."

Cr Youngblutt said there was a "real danger" that the Greens would control the council.

"If the Greens got into council then services would fall and costs will rise," he said.

Cr Youngblutt said everyone had their own politics but it was important to have a progressive council.

The Greens candidate Cr Katie Milne said the party was not a danger.

"What is he (Cr Youngblutt) scared of? Is it being sustainable?" she said.

"You should be scared of not being sustainable."

 

Policies

Cr Phil Youngblutt's policies

  • Building the Byrrill Creek dam
  • Revitalising South Murwillumbah
  • Better roads in the Tweed
  • No coal-seam Gas
  • Right to farm
  • No excessive rate rise
  • Strong opposition to the carbon tax

Topics:  election, gary bagnall, greens, labor, phil youngblutt, tweed shire council



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