Greens can­di­date for Bur­nett miss­ing in ac­tion

Isis Town and Country - - News -

QUEENS­LAND Greens’ can­di­date for Bur­nett is a health­care pro­fes­sional with pre­vi­ous elec­tion ex­pe­ri­ence, but seems to be in the midst of an iden­tity cri­sis.

The only prob­lem for Colin Shep­pard is so far no­body re­ally knows who he is, and there’s a chance his party may not ei­ther.

Mr Shep­pard is listed on the Elec­toral Com­mis­sion Queens­land web­site hav­ing drawn sec­ond place on the bal­lot, yet his own party lists the for­mer Grif­fith Univer­sity stu­dent as Colin Shep­phard.

The Greens were ac­cused of putting up “stooge can­di­dates” by other me­dia this week, as well as hav­ing “no high qual­ity” can­di­dates.

The party re­futed the claims and said they were ready for the State Elec­tion, but more ques­tions are raised con­sid­er­ing they can’t agree on the cor­rect spell­ing of their rep­re­sen­ta­tive.

Re­search into Mr Shep­pard/Shep­phard’s past shows he stood for the Macgregor ward in the 2012 Bris­bane City Coun­cil elec­tion, where he re­ceived just 7.27% of the vote to fin­ish a dis­tant third.

The Town & Coun­try will try to hold in-depth in­ter­views with Mr Shep­pard/Shep­phard in the lead-up to the elec­tion.

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QUES­TIONS: Greens can­di­date for Bur­nett Colin Shep­pard.

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