Support for Alex Scott
Queensland Party Leader, Aidan McLindon, said today that the party is receiving growing support from members of the Queensland Public Sector Union and that the resignation of QPSU Secretary, Alex Scott, on the weekend of the Labor State Conference, was proof the party had taken its traditional support base for granted.
“The Queensland Party has a large number of QPSU members and the candidates for Townsville and Burdekin are long-serving QPSU officials,” said Mr McLindon.
“Mr Scott is a man of principle and has stated he wishes to establish a political action group. I wish him all the best with this endeavour and have no doubt that we can work together on areas of common interest, such as opposition to asset sales.”
Queensland Party candidate for Burdekin, Ron Wadforth, stated that he was not surprised Alex Scott had resigned from the Labor Party after 28 years.
“This is yet more evidence of Labor losing support from its traditional power base, the working class Queenslander,” said Mr Wadforth.
“I do support Mr Scott and respect his decision which can hardly have been an easy one after 28 years with the ALP. Mr Scott has been a great support to QPSU members in Townsville and he has my full support as a member of the QPSU.”
“Many people have suggested my move to The Queensland Party was a great surprise but my reply is simple. The Queensland Party values fair, strong representation at the parliamentary level and the Queensland Public Sector Union has always put its members first in regards to work place representation. This is where The Queensland Party and the Queensland Public Sector Union come together for me.”
“In fact, it is QPSU members who are driving the growth of The Queensland Party in Townsville and who are establishing branches in the region.”