Labor Leader Rebecca White has congratulated the party’s newest MLC Bastian Siedel on his decisive win in the Legislative Council elections to represent the people of Huon.
Ms White said Dr Siedel will be a strong voice for the region, with an excellent community connection and understanding.
“Bastian ran a strong campaign and has been rightly rewarded with a strong win,” Ms White said.
“Having practiced as a GP in the community for the past decade, Bastian has cared for thousands of people who have come through his practice, and formed a deep understanding of their concerns.
“He is the kind of representative the people of Huon deserve and I am delighted to see him take his place in the Tasmanian Parliament, where he will continue to serve his community by advocating on their behalf.
“I look forward to working with Bastian to improve infrastructure and essential services in the region, along with delivering jobs and education and lifting health outcomes.
“His defeat of the sitting member shows the people of Huon want better representation and Bastian will deliver.
“I would also like to congratulate the successful candidate for the Upper House seat of Rosevears.
“It was a tightly fought contest for the vacant seat and I congratulate Jo Palmer on her narrow win.
“Labor’s candidate Jess Greene fought a tough battle and, while it is disappointing that she didn’t come through in the end, I thank her for her hard work and commitment.”
Rebecca White MP