Page MP and prominent Rudd backer Janelle Saffin says it is time for the ALP to put party wrangling aside and work together for the betterment of the community.
‘We should just get on with the business of government, implementing policies and, for me locally, getting things done in our area,’ she told ABC radio this morning.
Both Ms Saffin and Richmond MP Justine Elliot came out vocally on the side of Kevin Rudd ahead of yesterday’s ALP leadership ballot. But Ms Saffin does not think this will prevent her having a good relationship with the Gillard leadership team in the future.
‘I have worked in the past with both Kevin Rudd and Julia Gillard as Labor prime ministers, and have done so to the benefit of the Page electorate,’ she said in a statement. ‘Both have been good friends to our electorate and this relationship will continue.
‘The ALP is the best vehicle to achieve fairness and justice in society and I’ll continue to represent the people of Page in an effective, strong and independent way.’