Labor’s toxic and Tasmanians know it

Elise Archer,Liberal Member for Clark

Labor is toxic.

Madeleine Ogilvie, a former Labor MP, who has a strong Labor bloodline, has taken one look at the state of her former party and wants nothing to do with it.

Tasmanian Labor is a shadow of its former self. Rebecca White has even admitted this morning she did not really want Madeleine Ogilvie to re-join the party, she didn’t even fight for her;

“I always said that it was for Madeleine to decide whether to re-join the Labor Party.”*

It is unprecedented for Labor to lose a seat like this on a recount.

Today, Labor is a party owned lock, stock and barrel by the far-left.

A party, which does not want to represent the views of everyday, hardworking Tasmanians.

A party of nothing more than shallow identity politics, a party which votes in Parliament with the Greens 90 per cent of the time.

A party, which after five and a half years in Opposition, still has no long-term plan for Tasmania’s economic future, nor apologised for the 10,000 jobs lost under the last Labor-Green Government.

Labor’s toxic and Tasmanians know it.

*Labor Media Release, 12 September 2019

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