The seat of Hughes covers a part of the Sutherland shire and different suburbs within the metropolis’s south.
The One Nation candidate for the voters, Narelle Seymour, hasn’t been seen for the reason that begin of the election marketing campaign.
“We haven’t seen hide nor hair of her, we have no idea who Narelle Seymour is,” unbiased candidate Linda Seymour stated.
It is inflicting confusion for unbiased Seymour, who shares a surname with the One Nation candidate.
“Let’s be clear, she’s the other Seymour, I’m the real Seymour,” she stated.
The opposite Seymour could also be on the poll however she’s spent no time campaigning in her voters.
One other One Nation contender claimed Seymour will not be a ghost however simply does not have the “momentum” in her voters.
“You can pinch her and she’ll hurt yeah she’s a real person, she just doesn’t have momentum,” the get together’s candidate for Cook dinner, Gaye Cameron, stated.
It has additionally been revealed Narelle Seymour does not dwell within the voters however slightly in Wagga Wagga, 450 kilometres away.
These ghost candidates are showing in various electorates and 9News understands at the very least a dozen folks operating for the minor get together dwell nowhere close to the voters they’re contesting.
“It’s happened before with other parties,” Cameron stated.
“The laws are there that you can put your name down.”
The Australian Electoral Fee stated there is no authorized requirement for candidates to dwell within the voters they’re operating in however most voters would fairly anticipate a neighborhood to characterize them.
“It may be legal but it is seriously unethical,” Seymour stated.
There’s additionally hypothesis whether or not the candidates are in it for the taxpayer cash, as Australian Nationwide College political analyst Mark Kenny identified the contenders can nonetheless be eligible for election funding.
“If they get four per cent of the first preference vote, they are eligible for election funding,” Kenny stated.
“You get $10,000, no questions asked. It’s outrageous.”