ReachTEL are currently conducting a survey on the council election but are unable to confirm who the client is.
ReachTEL are currently conducting a survey on the council election but are unable to confirm who the client is.

Mystery as phone poll focuses on four councillors only

RESIDENTS have been left scratching their heads after receiving surveys in relation to the Bundaberg council election next year.

The telephone survey is being conducted by ReachTEL on behalf of an unnamed client.

Resident George Martin wrote to the NewsMail, curious to know who that client was.

The survey asks questions about only four council representatives, Mayor Jack Dempsey and councillors, Helen Blackburn, Judy Peters and Ross Sommerfeld.

A Bundaberg Regional Council spokesman said the council was aware of the survey but had no involvement.

"We've heard about the survey but it's nothing to do with council and we have no comment," he said.

A ReachTEL spokesman confirmed the organisation was conducting the survey, but could not divulge the identity of their client or any information directly linked to the survey.

"Surveys may or may not be made anonymous, not for the client directly but to ensure the results we receive are entirely accurate and without bias," he said.

Cr Blackburn said she had not commissioned the polling, but she hoped the party responsible used the data in an ethical manner.