There is no excuse for this sort if inane law breaking.

The rules of this council are perfectly?clear:

“Signs shall only be permitted in the two-month period prior to the election.”

Which is why?my wife doesn’t have any signs up in this neighbourhood. Yet.*

Maybe the National candidate does not know the rules.

Perhaps he should ask?the mayor.

What implicit pressure is placed on the council when the scofflaw is the mayor, his worship, himself?

I hope John Pagani writes a letter rather than just writes on his little read and obscure blog. That said it is nowhere near as?outrageous?as Labours repeated law breaking and probably the Electoral Commission would?view?it as an inconsequential breach caused by an enthusiastic volunteer.