3. Craig Wallace
The Thuringowa MP is now a part of Anna Bligh’s inner Cabinet, taking on Main Roads and Fisheries. He is Ms Bligh’s ‘‘ go to’’ man in NQ and his influence over decision-making at the Cabinet table, particularly on northern affairs, is strong. Mr Wallace knows Labor has a massive task at the next election but with Ms Bligh’s stocks rising after the floods and cyclone, he can never be underestimated. Needs to come out with some solid announcements around roads for the North in the next six months.