Phelps’ decision to run in Wentworth a ‘gift’ for Labor
Kerryn Phelps’s decision to run as an independent candidate in the upcoming Wentworth byelection has been described by Labor as a “gift”.
“We were hoping to put a dent in Wentworth but we have no chance of winning it,” a senior Labor source said. “But this will tie the Libs up in knots for weeks, spending money and resources over a seat they shouldn’t even have to worry about. There’s no question that she (Dr Phelps) is a gift for us.”
The former president of the Australian Medical Association has been a trailblazing advocate on everything from medical reform to same-sex marriage.
She says it’s the failure of the major parties on critical issues such as climate change and healthcare that compelled her to throw her hat in the ring.
Kerryn Phelps yesterday