Ali Cupper versus Andrew Broad: Mayor weighs in on civic leaders’ rift

Mildura Mayor Mark Eckel.

Mildura Mayor Mark Eckel.

MILDURA Mayor Mark Eckel says relations between his deputy Ali Cupper and Member for Mallee Andrew Broad “can be patched up” if the Nationals MP “is willing to talk to Ali”.

Mr Broad uninvited Cr Cupper from Thursday’s formal breakfast event with Agriculture and Water Resources Minister David Littleproud, due to her past criticisms of the MP.

Cr Eckel, currently in China for a sister city visit, was “very disappointed” to be commenting on the spat but said Cr Cupper wasn’t the first councillor to criticise local members of parliament.

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