Dee Ryall won the marginal state seat of Mitcham at the 2010 election.
In her local Leader publication – for two weeks running – the backbencher has directed constituents to write to her at “Blackwood”.
There is no such suburb in her electorate. We take she was referring to Blackburn, a suburb within her electorate.
Biographical data obtained by VEXNEWS reveals Ms Ryall attended Blackburn High School, making her error all the more embarrassing.
Party insiders have told VEXNEWS that the ads were produced centrally, under the direction of Liberal HQ at 104 Exhibition Street.
They explain that Ryall ordered the breaking of the lease of what was Tony Robinson’s electorate office in Blackburn craving more comfortable digs. We have no data yet on how much the office move will cost.
Prior to the last election she pledged on Facebook to “stop the waste”:
A massive effort by the team this week. Stop the waste is the key message from voters in the Mitcham Electorate. And that is exactly what we will do.
The advertisements from Ryall in the local paper were paid for by Victorian taxpayers as part of her communications budget. She may well need to authorise another advertisement correcting the errors in her previous ones.
Perhaps she’ll do the right thing and pay for those herself.