Sunday, November 14, 2010

Fiona Richardson takes on the Greens in fighting for Labor values for her electorate

Source: The Age

LABOR backbencher Fiona Richardson has defied party headquarters and is running a different campaign from other inner-city candidates threatened by the Greens.

Instead of talking about climate change and social justice - which ALP strategists have advised in the inner-city seats - Ms Richardson is running in the seat of Northcote on traditional Labor values, such as basic services, health and education, and local issues.

Ms Richardson said: ''My campaign is focusing on traditional Labor values, local achievements and our plan for the future. There is no difference between our campaign in Northcote other than the recognition that every electorate is different and that Labor needs to respond appropriately to that difference.''

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