By-election disco fever

A VIDEO that features lounge room disco dancing and casts doubts on the nature of Don Randall’s death has been released by Teresa van Lieshout, a former Palmer United candidate for Fremantle.

Running as an independent at the Canning by-election, the former Hilton resident is promoting her campaign with a YouTube video of her gyrating to AC/DC (Thunderstruck), ABBA (Voulez-Vous) and Bodyrockers (I like the way you move). As Ms van Lieshout spins before the camera, with two big party speakers flashing in the background, she holds up Bob Dylan-style signs stating Freedom of Speech”, “Homeless rights” and “Stop economic corruption”.

• Screenshots of Teresa van Lieshout’s campaign video.

• Screenshots of Teresa van Lieshout’s campaign video.

• Screenshots of Teresa van Lieshout’s campaign video.

The September 19 poll was triggered by the death of incumbent Liberal MP Don Randall, who suffered a heart attack while in his car on July 21.

At the start of her video, Ms van Lieshout says it was “somewhat of a suspicious death” but doesn’t allude any further to what she means.

A candidate for Willagee at the 2013 state election, earning 361 votes, Ms van Lieshout ran for federal Fremantle later that year where her vote more than halved to 151, or one-fifth of one per cent. She’d been briefly endorsed as Palmer United’s candidate but was dumped two weeks into the federal campaign because she “wouldn’t toe the party line”.

Meanwhile, Cockburn council will team with Armadale to send flyers to voters in an attempt to pressure the Abbott government into supporting the North Lake Road bridge over Kwinana Freeway and to  make Armadale Road dual carriage.


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