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I write in reference to ‘Letters’ about Ballina candidates in last week’s Echo and would offer the following in agreement:

What does it say about the integrity of candidates who are well known to support the Nationals, yet give themselves the title of ‘Independent’? Are they afraid to be authentic because it will cost them votes? Or are they ashamed of their political choice? Or is this just a ‘means to an end’?

I would assume that voters in the Ballina LGA would want to elect local government representation that is honest, accountable and transparent. If so, why would you vote for such groups unless subterfuge is your favourite pastime?

I am going to hazard a guess that the lack of integrity, seemingly already on display from this group, will continue and be replicated to the disadvantage of Ballina ratepayers if elected.

What do they say about a leopard and its spots?

Stephen McIllhatton, Skennars Head


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  1. Ten out of ten for writing that Stephen; why these Nationals hide behind the “independent” banner is because they are definitely ashamed of the brand, because most people think National Party they immediately think Barnaby Joyce, it can’t get any worse.

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