Bulter Liberal candidate’s banner taken


The corflute sign before it went missing.
The corflute sign before it went missing.

AN election banner for Liberal candidate for Butler Linda Aitken went missing in Alkimos on Monday.

The $200 banner, measuring 1m high by 3m wide, had been tied to a fence on the corner of Marmion Avenue and Graceful Boulevard.

According to a statement from Mrs Aitken, electricians saw a man in high visibility gear walk away with the banner under his arm about 10.30am on Monday, February 13.

A large corflute election sign went missing about the same time.

Her office confirmed she had permission from the developer to put the signs up, and enquiries to the City of Wanneroo established it had not been removed by council employees.

According to the WA Electoral Commission, the Electoral Act 1907 imposes no limitations on the size or placement of electoral signage.

It does however recommend “candidates make themselves familiar with relevant local government by-laws and ensure the placement of signage near road verges does not impact on traffic safety”.