Fisheries minister Tom Hedderson, campaigning desperately in the Straits and White Bay North tells talk show host Bill Rowe that he’s having a great time in the district.
Apparently it’s been wonderful to be reacquainted with the district and the local concerns. In fact, it’s the first he’s been there since 2001 when Trevor Taylor won the by-election.
And this would be the same district hard hit by the economic downturn, particularly in the fishery. Where Tom offered people make work at minimum wage in October using a form that evidently had been around since July.
First time back since 2001, eh?
Oh yeah, that’s bound to impress the hell out of the locals in the run-up to what voting day in what appears to be a very tight race.
And Tommy is not the only cabinet minister expressing his surprise at discovering there are actually people who live out beyond that overpass thing.