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Warrant out for Canning candidate

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An arrest warrant has been issued for independent candidate for the Canning by-election Teresa van Lieshout.

She was due to appear in the Fremantle Magistrates Court today on charges of breaching bail, stealing and wilful unlawful damage.

After she failed to attend, the magistrate issued a warrant for her arrest.

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Ms Lieshout said the charges related to government officials “forcing” their way on to her property and putting a clamp on to her car, which she cut and disposed of.

She said she had attended court last Thursday but had to leave, according to WAtoday.

Van Lieshout also ran in the by-election for the seat of Vasse, vacated by former West Australian treasurer Troy Buswell.

She made her pitch to voters in that election while wearing bathers and fishing on a beach.

She has also published a policy video where she features in both a burka and bikini.

Van Lieshout was dumped by the Palmer United Party in the lead up to the last federal election.

She has previously worked as a teacher.

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