Last year he was un­recog­nis­able as Ed­ward Scis­sorhands. Turn to page 5 to see who Perth MLA John Carey is dress­ing as for his an­nual Hal­loween party.

Guardian Express - - FRONT PAGE - By JU­LIAN WRIGHT

PERTH MLA John Carey is all about “tak­ing the Mickey” out of him­self.

Af­ter dress­ing up as Ed­ward Scis­sorhands for his Hal­loween cam­paign fundraiser last year, Mr Carey will this month ham it up as Dr Evil, the vil­lain from the Austin Pow­ers films.

This year’s theme is good ver­sus evil, with a West Perth stu­dio be­ing trans­formed into heaven and hell.

“I know it is not typ­i­cal for a politi­cian to dress up but I have dif­fer­ent fundrais­ing tech­niques,” Mr Carey said.

“I don’t think politi­cians should take them­selves too se­ri­ously; we have a se­ri­ous job but you can’t live in a bub­ble, you have got to mix it up.”

Mr Carey said it was never too early to fundraise for the 2021 elec­tion.

“The next elec­tion seems like a long way, but they are deeply ex­pen­sive,” he said.

Pic­ture: An­drew Ritchie www.com­mu­ni­typix.com.au d474780

John Carey as Dr Evil with his dog Chewie.

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