Bowtell to be preselected to trim the Green vote

Cath Bowtell, wife of Local Government Minister Chief of Staff, is expected to be preselected for the Federal Seat of Melbourne to replace outgoing Member and Minister for Finance Lindsay Tanner.

Sources close to Lindsay Tanner’s Office have indicated that Bowtell will be preselected unopposed with the united support of ALP right factions over left internal organiser, Andrew Giles, who was earlier thought to be odds on favorite.

Bowtell has strong credentials and is well suited to take on the Greens at the next Federal election expected to be held in late August early September.

Preselection for the federal seat of Melbourne is expected to be uncontested with the left fielding only one candidate. Left organiser Andrew Giles has been left out of consideration with many believing that Giles is not the right candidate for this seat. The ALP needs to preselect someone of high caliber who can take on the Greens and secure the seat against all comers. Cath Bowtell fits the bill.

Bowtell to be preselected to trim the Green vote

Cath Bowtell, wife of Local Government Minister Chief of Staff, is expected to be preselected for the Federal Seat of Melbourne to replace outgoing Member and Minister for Finance Lindsay Tanner.

Sources close to Lindsay Tanner’s Office have indicated that Bowtell will be preselected unopposed with the united support of ALP right factions over left internal organiser, Andrew Giles, who was earlier thought to be odds on favorite.

Bowtell has strong credentials and is well suited to take on the Greens at the next Federal election expected to be held in late August early September.

Preselection for the federal seat of Melbourne is expected to be uncontested with the left fielding only one candidate. Left organiser Andrew Giles has been left out of consideration with many believing that Giles is not the right candidate for this seat. The ALP needs to preselect someone of high caliber who can take on the Greens and secure the seat against all comers. Cath Bowtell fits the bill.

Bowtell to be preselected to trim the Green vote

Cath Bowtell, wife of Local Government Minister Chief of Staff, is expected to be preselected for the Federal Seat of Melbourne to replace outgoing Member and Minister for Finance Lindsay Tanner.

Sources close to Lindsay Tanner’s Office have indicated that Bowtell will be preselected unopposed with the united support of ALP right factions over left internal organiser, Andrew Giles, who was earlier thought to be odds on favorite.

Bowtell has strong credentials and is well suited to take on the Greens at the next Federal election expected to be held in late August early September.

Preselection for the federal seat of Melbourne is expected to be uncontested with the left fielding only one candidate. Left organiser Andrew Giles has been left out of consideration with many believing that Giles is not the right candidate for this seat. The ALP needs to preselect someone of high caliber who can take on the Greens and secure the seat against all comers. Cath Bowtell fits the bill.

Green Vultures salivating at Tanner’s withdrawal

The Greens are political vultures, salivating at the mouth in the false hope that they will win the Federal seat of Melbourne following Lindsay Tanner’s shock announcement that he is retiring from National Politics..

Talking up their chances the Greens claim that they will win 14% of the national vote and 24% local vote of the Melbourne electorate, securing Liberal Party preferences to win the seat of Melbourne from the ALP.

The ALP Federal Government, thanks in a large part to Lindsay Tanner, has steered Australia though the world’s worst recession since 1930 and Melburnians will not put at risk the economic gains and security delivered by the Labor Government. Rational minded Melburnians, when faced with the prospect of a Abbott Liberal Government, will support a Gillard Labor Government and return the safe seat of Melbourne to the ALP.

Prediction: The Greens will not win Melbourne. They will not surpass the Liberal Party or secure sufficient number of Liberal Party preferences to take the seat from the ALP. The suggestion that Melbourne is a marginal seat is a fallacy that feeds the media hype.

Melbourne is not a close seat, as the media and the Greens would like us to think it is.

The Liberal party will secure more votes then the Greens relegating the Greens to distant third place.

Green Vultures salivating at Tanner’s withdrawal

The Greens are political vultures, salivating at the mouth in the false hope that they will win the Federal seat of Melbourne following Lindsay Tanner’s shock announcement that he is retiring from National Politics..

Talking up their chances the Greens claim that they will win 14% of the national vote and 24% local vote of the Melbourne electorate, securing Liberal Party preferences to win the seat of Melbourne from the ALP.

The ALP Federal Government, thanks in a large part to Lindsay Tanner, has steered Australia though the world’s worst recession since 1930 and Melburnians will not put at risk the economic gains and security delivered by the Labor Government. Rational minded Melburnians, when faced with the prospect of a Abbott Liberal Government, will support a Gillard Labor Government and return the safe seat of Melbourne to the ALP.

Prediction: The Greens will not win Melbourne. They will not surpass the Liberal Party or secure sufficient number of Liberal Party preferences to take the seat from the ALP. The suggestion that Melbourne is a marginal seat is a fallacy that feeds the media hype.

Melbourne is not a close seat, as the media and the Greens would like us to think it is.

The Liberal party will secure more votes then the Greens relegating the Greens to distant third place.

Green Vultures salivating at Tanner’s withdrawal

The Greens are political vultures, salivating at the mouth in the false hope that they will win the Federal seat of Melbourne following Lindsay Tanner’s shock announcement that he is retiring from National Politics..

Talking up their chances the Greens claim that they will win 14% of the national vote and 24% local vote of the Melbourne electorate, securing Liberal Party preferences to win the seat of Melbourne from the ALP.

The ALP Federal Government, thanks in a large part to Lindsay Tanner, has steered Australia though the world’s worst recession since 1930 and Melburnians will not put at risk the economic gains and security delivered by the Labor Government. Rational minded Melburnians, when faced with the prospect of a Abbott Liberal Government, will support a Gillard Labor Government and return the safe seat of Melbourne to the ALP.

Prediction: The Greens will not win Melbourne. They will not surpass the Liberal Party or secure sufficient number of Liberal Party preferences to take the seat from the ALP. The suggestion that Melbourne is a marginal seat is a fallacy that feeds the media hype.

Melbourne is not a close seat, as the media and the Greens would like us to think it is.

The Liberal party will secure more votes then the Greens relegating the Greens to distant third place.

Tanner to stand down at next election

Lindsay Tanner, the member for Melbourne and Federal Minister for Finance, has announced that he will stand down and not contest the seat of Melbourne at the next Federal Election.

Many commentators who attended last weekends State Conference were of the view that Tanner’s speech was his valediction speech.

Tanners resignation has open up the possibility for a challenge for the seat of Melbourne with deals already in place to preselect his replacement, Andrew Giles.

Tanner has stressed in announcing his resignation that his decision has not been made as a result of Julia Gillard’s election as Prime Minister. Those who have been involved in Melbourne’s politics have been aware of ongoing friction and resentment coming from Tanner camp towards his former colleague Gillard

Tanner to stand down at next election

Lindsay Tanner, the member for Melbourne and Federal Minister for Finance, has announced that he will stand down and not contest the seat of Melbourne at the next Federal Election.

Many commentators who attended last weekends State Conference were of the view that Tanner’s speech was his valediction speech.

Tanners resignation has open up the possibility for a challenge for the seat of Melbourne with deals already in place to preselect his replacement, Andrew Giles.

Tanner has stressed in announcing his resignation that his decision has not been made as a result of Julia Gillard’s election as Prime Minister. Those who have been involved in Melbourne’s politics have been aware of ongoing friction and resentment coming from Tanner camp towards his former colleague Gillard

Tanner to stand down at next election

Lindsay Tanner, the member for Melbourne and Federal Minister for Finance, has announced that he will stand down and not contest the seat of Melbourne at the next Federal Election.

Many commentators who attended last weekends State Conference were of the view that Tanner’s speech was his valediction speech.

Tanners resignation has open up the possibility for a challenge for the seat of Melbourne with deals already in place to preselect his replacement, Andrew Giles.

Tanner has stressed in announcing his resignation that his decision has not been made as a result of Julia Gillard’s election as Prime Minister. Those who have been involved in Melbourne’s politics have been aware of ongoing friction and resentment coming from Tanner camp towards his former colleague Gillard

Gillard confirmed as Australia’s prime-minister

I have known Julia Gillard for over 25 years and worked with her for 6 years as a member of the ALP Branch executive in Carlton. She is very impressive and has the ability to cross bridges and secure broad factional support. She is without any doubt more then capable to secure a Labor second term.

Her election to the leadership and Prime Minister of Australia is welcomed and will underpin and secure a number of ALP Federal seats not only in Victoria but across Australia.

In attending the ALP State Conference last weekend there was ongoing discussion and broad support for Gillard on the conference floor and in the corridors outside.

It also needs to be stated that Gillard did not seek to undermine Kevin Rudd and the change in leadership should not be seen as a power grab. Gillard has always placed the interest of the Labor Party ahead of faction and her own personal interests.

He ascension to the PM position was enthusiastically embraced and has already reinvigorated the ALP.