Melbourne Lord Mayoral candidate Will Fowles is spending up big in his remarkably obnoxious quest to be chauffeured around in the LM-001 limousine. Sources close to Fowles believe he plans to be spend as much as half a million dollars on his election ‘offensive’.
Fowles – an ally of some parts of the Socialist Left faction – who lives outside the City of Melbourne municipality in Richmond is throwing his considerable weight around the city in a desperate attempt at self-promotion.
Nothing wrong with that, but etiquette seem to have been skipped over when the Champagne Socialist did media training.
Jennifer Hanson, a newsreader and general do-gooder, must have been shocked and awed by the sight of the rampaging born-to-ruler in the Crown Palladium room the weekend before last at a charity shindig.
She told The Age’s Lorna Edwards:
“He (Fowles) approached our table, very arrogantly threw his business card at us and very arrogantly said ‘I’m Will Fowles, candidate for lord mayor, and I’m going to help with the auction and you must introduce me as a candidate for lord mayor,” she fumed.
Charming. Fowles would do well not to try such stunts at the CFMEU’s fundraisers unless his preferred method of departure is by body bag.
VEXNEWS understands Fowles “volunteered” himself at the function in the forceful manner described by Hanson and hadn’t been invited to do anything. We can only hope he was a paying guest.
He’s certainly not backward about coming forward, already falling foul with the ALP after falsely claiming party endorsement prior to being body-slammed by its ruling moderates who thought he would be a highly inappropriate representative of the Labor cause.
And that was prior to them sighting what is being referred to as the Fowlemobile, an equally obnoxious Toyota provided it seems by Melbourne City Toyota to the rich-kid Will Fowles for the campaign. It bears his moniker no fewer than fifteen times.
And according to our snout who saw it valet parked out the front of the ritzy Westin hotel on a Friday afternoon, it was full of hundreds of Fowles for Lord T-shirts, auction memorabilia and Fowles leaflets. Perhaps he was stalking around another charity event, seeking to crash it and takeover the MCing. Or the warm comforts of some upstairs ‘afternoon delight’.
Concerned ratepayers are telling VEXNEWS, if he was any fouler, he’d squawk.