STATE Liberal MP Eleni Evangel seems to have the support of Lisa Scaffidi, with an East Perth property owned by the lord mayor and her husband Joe sporting a large banner promoting the Perth incumbent.
The property at 32 Edward Street is owned by LisaJoe Investments and had featured a Jeremy Quinn banner from his time running for the Liberals in the federal seat of Perth.
Ms Evangel is a former Perth councillor who served under Ms Scaffidi, and says she was pretty happy when the prime site, overlooking the Graham Farmer freeway and Claisebrook train station, came up after the federal election.
“She’s okay with me having the sign up [and] I need to get my name out there,” Ms Evangel says.
Ms Evangel says the sign doesn’t feature her party’s logo or any election messages and is about letting people know who their local member is.
Ms Scaffidi’s also been encouraging of Ms Evangel on social media, telling her to “stay strong” on a Facebook post.
Ms Scaffidi’s endorsement was worth a chunk of votes at the 2013 council elections, with four candidates who had her blessing getting voter approval; but that was prior to a crime and corruption commission investigation into undisclosed travel and gifts.
by DAVID BELL