Not for the first time has Mr De’Ath run into a little controversy regarding his electioneering. Last election it was his failure for proper authorisation and the explanation was that it was the printer’s fault and that he had retrieved all of the ‘incorrect’ flyers as soon as he could! Unfortunately, many thousands had already gone out! No ‘penalty’ from the electoral office of course!

This time around we have a far more serious potential breach. Candidates are not permitted to include their how-to-vote preferences in the election packs that will go out to residents. They are required to provide a 200 word pitch about themselves. Below is De’Ath’s effort. It clearly indicates preferences and whom to vote for. In our opinion this is a breach of the legislation.