Councillor candidate Hannah Colley retrieves one of her signs after she found it on the ground near the Yeppoon Information Centre.
Councillor candidate Hannah Colley retrieves one of her signs after she found it on the ground near the Yeppoon Information Centre. Chris Ison Rokcsigns

Vandals target Livingstone candidate's council campaign

HANNAH Colley is disappointed.

The 21-year-old Livingstone Shire Council candidate has spent time and money putting up signs in the lead-up to the election, only to have them ripped down.

She said 30 out of the 42 signs she erected had disappeared, been moved, or had their sticks broken.

Hannah paid $20 for each sign.

"I'm young and I'm trying to make a difference, so it's very disappointing," she said. "I knew it would happen, but I didn't think I would be the only one."

After speaking to other candidates Hannah discovered that Kay Becker had also had some signage pulled down, but she was the only person to have so many targeted.

At first she put it down to the heavy winds in the area, but with some of the pickets being broken and some disappearing completely she said it was obvious wind was not the sole cause.

She was the first person to begin putting up signs, and said she had no problems with missing signs for the first week until others also began putting up signage.

"There are so many passionate people running - I hope there is no undermining," she said.

Not only are the signs expensive to replace, but Hannah said she spent time every day looking for them and picking them up.

But she remains positive.

"There's worse things that could happen," she said.



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