Landry links Labor to vandalised election placards

The LNP's Michelle Landry is angered by vandalism


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Incumbent MP Michelle Landry has accused Labor Party helpers of damaging some of her election placards along Gladstone Rd

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Election signs promoting the LNP's Michelle Landry have been damaged and she thinks the culprit may have links to the ALP.

Election signs promoting the LNP's Michelle Landry have been damaged and she thinks the culprit may have links to the ALP.

AN angry Michelle Landry has accused Labor Party helpers of vandalism, claiming they have damaged several of her election placards.

Ms Landry, who is trying to retain Capricornia for the LNP in a field of nine candidates, has asked an Australian Electoral Commission official to intervene and end the vandalism.

"Some ALP people damaged my placards along Gladstone Road and I'm wondering what might be done," Ms Landry said.

As well, Ms Landry said some of her volunteers were being intimidated by others but did not identify the alleged culprits, or for whom they may work.

AN AEC spokeswoman said policing vandalism or investigating any cases of intimidation was beyond its jurisdiction.

"Our laws clearly state election material, nor candidates' helpers can be within six metres of the entrance to a polling booth and that's about where it stops. But if there are cases of intimidation or other activity which threatens then the police should be notified immediately," the spokeswoman said.

Russell Robertson (ALP) denied any of his volunteers engaged in vandalism.

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