How-to-vote banner stolen

COFFS HARBOUR City Council election candidate David Quinn says he and the others on his ticket are the victims of some political skulduggery.

David has had a large banner fixed to gum trees in his front yard at Toormina's Wirrabilla Drive, but overnight on Sunday, someone took it away.

The banner says “Give Community a Voice - Vote 1 Group A”, a reference to the grouping comprising Tony Scholes, David Quinn, Bea Ballangarry, Lena Lawrence and Luisa Jackson.

The thieves, he said, had used a wheelie bin to climb up and cut the banner's ropes.

Mr Quinn claims 'someone who disagrees with our ticket' is responsible for the act of vandalism.

“To me, they don't want community involvement on the council,” he said.

“I've reported it to the police, and I'm appealing for the return of the sign.”

He said the theft was very annoying because of the time and expense taken to have the sign put in place last week.

“We're a community grouping with no financial backing. I paid for the sign out of my pension,” Mr Quinn told the Coffs Coast Advocate yesterday.

If you know anything about the incident you are advised to call Sawtell police on 6653 1205.

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