@ Ray, November 6, 2013 at 4:49 pm: We take another …

Comment on Town council candidate had restraining order by Erwin Chlanda.

@ Ray, November 6, 2013 at 4:49 pm:
We take another view and so, quite obviously, does Mr Bridgefoot who spoke to me without hesitation: Isn’t it best for that kind of revelation to become public before, rather than after the election?
While our report doesn’t make any value judgments, we’re conscious that Leo Abbott’s political career was destroyed by a similar court order. And we disclosed, also before the election, that council candidate Des Rogers, standing for council some years ago, had been in gaol (and even broken out) many years earlier. Google the stories!
This is not the only coverage we will be giving to Mr Bridgefoot during the campaign.

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