Rob Fitches, Stokers Siding
I would like to point out that, according to his signed and witnessed Candidate Information Sheet viewable on the votensw website at http://candidates.elections.nsw.gov.au/default.aspx?txtContestId=LG1201-129-01-00, Phil Youngblutt is a member of the National Party and NOT an independent.
He is described incorrectly in the Tweed Council newsletter as independent. In fairness this could be a typo on the part of Tweedlink, but he also neglects to mention his party membership in his half-page ad in the local weekly.
Given the past form of so-called independents in this area who, in fact, where funded by the pro-development lobby, it would seem to be very poor judgment indeed to not make one’s political affiliations clear – or is this just more of the same?