Statement regarding Scott Bacon’s resignation

Labor Leader Rebecca White today paid tribute to the outgoing Member for Clark, Scott Bacon.

“On behalf of the entire Labor family, I wish Scott all the best for whatever challenge comes next,” Ms White said.

“Scott and I entered the Parliament together in 2010. Not only has he been a very capable Parliamentary colleague and a dedicated local representative, I also count him as a very good friend.

“Politics is a tough business, particularly with a young family, and I fully respect Scott’s decision to refocus his priorities.

“He will be missed by the Labor Party, the people of Clark and the entire Parliament.

“Scott was most passionate about representing the people of his electorate. He and his tireless electorate officer Jenni McLeod have assisted thousands of people over the years, often where other service providers and government departments have failed.

“Scott’s departure will leave a big service gap in Hobart’s northern suburbs.”

Ms White said she would be making contact with all of Labor’s unsuccessful Clark candidates in the coming days ahead of the recount.

“Labor took a very strong team to the last election and I am confident that whoever is elected to fill Scott’s vacancy will do an exceptional job.”

Rebecca White MP

Labor Leader