Greens candidate for Burnett missing in action
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.
QUESTIONS: Greens candidate for Burnett Colin Sheppard.