Federal member for Richmond Justine Elliot has joined her colleague, Page MP Janelle Saffin, coming out in favour of Kevin Rudd as preferred prime minister.
Ms Elliot is not one of the 27 Labor members on margins of six per cent or less who on current polling would lose their seat at the next election, but at seven per cent she isn’t far behind.
Like Ms Saffin, she said yesterday that she supported local voters’ desire for a return of Mr Rudd to the top job.
‘Locals have been telling me that they want Kevin Rudd to lead the Labor Party,’ she said in a statement.
‘I believe that Kevin Rudd is the best person to lead the Labor Party and I will be voting for him if he is a candidate in Monday’s ballot.’
Ms Elliot was minister for ageing under Mr Rudd and accompanied him on a walking tour of a Tweed shopping centre last year.