Concerned Manningham Council residents tell VEXNEWS that former publisher of the bankrupt email newsletter Crikey, Stephen Mayne is running for local council as part of a secret Liberal plan to dominate Manningham City Council. The orchestrator of the plan is current Bulleen MP and notorious ethnic branch stacker Nick Kotsiras.
Stephen Mayne’s running mates, as revealed by the preference list on the VEC website are Gary Addison, Andrew Travaligno and David Wolnizer. Addison and Travaligno all paid up members of the Liberal Party and are strong Kotsiras supporters. The plan is also to crush the hopes of current mayor Geoff Gough who is widely seen as an honest councillor who delivers on promises.
This shows the dishonesty and immorality of Mayne.
He claims to be independent, yet is running on the Liberal ticket. It also shows his hypocrisy. In 1999, he tried to personally destroy Jeff Kennett as a matter of principle. But now that it seems to serve his interests, he has decided to jump into bed with one of Kennett’s most loyal confidants, Mt Kotsiras.