Tasmanian Liberal party claims that four hotels on Hobart’s eastern shore will close if Labor wins the Pembroke by-election have been rejected by at least one venue owner.

The by-election for the Upper House seat, which covers Hobart’s eastern shore, will be held on November 4.

The Liberal party’s candidate James Walker is contesting the seat on a pro-poker machine and pro-TasWater platform.

On Monday the Tasmanian Electoral Commission told the party to take down one of Mr Walker’s campaign posts which featured independent candidate Doug Chipman, who has led the campaign against the takeover of TasWater.
And now another of Mr Walker’s campaign posts has sparked concern and accusations of “dirty politics”.

Its post claims that gaming venues the Shoreline, Risdonbrook, Beltana and the Waterfront Hotels will close if Labor wins the seat …

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