Chris Trevor proud of Rudd

YESTERDAY was one of the most gut-wrenching days in the life of the Member for Flynn, Chris Trevor, according to the Labor MP.

Mr Trevor, who was picked by former Prime Minister Kevin Rudd to run as a Labor candidate for the electorate of Flynn during the 2007 campaign, told The Observer last night how difficult the leadership challenge had been for him.

“The Prime Minister asked me to walk with him to Caucus and I was proud to walk alongside a man who has done so much for Gladstone and Australia,” he said.

“I remained loyal to my Prime Minister and good friend right to the very end, just as I promised I would.”

During Kevin Rudd’s tenure, Gladstone region’s major funding announcements included funds for the Calliope Crossroads project, increased health funding, public housing, a GP super clinic, sports and recreation, along with $5.5 million to upgrade the terminal at Gladstone Airport.

However, there has been much debate about the benefits for the electorate if the proposed Resource Super Profits Tax is introduced as set out by Mr Rudd.

“Tomorrow will be a new day and I will take stock with my family, friends and loyal and dedicated staff,” Mr Trevor said last night.

“If I return to parliament, I know in my own heart that I can hold my head high and be proud of the fact that I stood up for a man who stood up for us and was much loved and admired by many.

“Julia Gillard will always have my full support, but I will never forget the man who gave me the opportunity, along with local residents, to represent and deliver for my community at the highest level.

“I am certain that our new, and first female, prime minister, Julia Gillard, will continue to keep delivering for the Flynn community.”

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