Wales misrepresented me, says Holstein
Newly-elected Member for Gosford Cr Chris Holstein has claimed Peninsula Chamber of Commerce president Mr Matthew Wales has misrepresented him in a media release about the future of the Umina police shopfront published in a recent issue of Peninsula News.
Cr Holstein has claimed that he did not promise that he would re-open the police shopfront, only that he would "fight for" the re-opening.
When asked to comment on the issue, Mr Wales replied "the commitment to the Umina Police shopfront came from several sources, including Holstein's advertising on page four of Peninsula News from February 21 where he says 'reopen the Umina Police shopfront that was closed by Labor'."
However, Cr Holstein's electorate officer Mr Richard Keogh said: "The ad says 'I'm fighting for --extra police for our area and to reopen the Umina Police shopfront that was closed by Labor'.
"That is still Chris Holstein's position - nothing has changed.
"However, for the facts to be misrepresented by Mr Wales, in the way it was, is most disappointing to us."
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