Thursday November 14, 08:54 PM
Enrolment blunder embarrasses Doyle
The Victorian Liberal Party's election hopes have been dealt an embarrassing blow with the revelation shadow treasurer Robert Dean cannot contest the poll because he is not enrolled to vote.
Dr Dean, one of the Liberals' strongest parliamentary performers, was to have stood in the outer suburban electorate of Gembrook.
But the Victorian Electoral Commission (VEC) ruled him ineligible to stand, saying he had been struck off the electoral roll when it was discovered he was not living at his nominated address in the seat.
Opposition leader Robert Doyle dropped the bombshell, saying he was bitterly disappointed by his close friend's blunder.
He sacked Dr Dean as treasury spokesman after being informed of the situation at 9pm (AEDT) on Wednesday night.
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