Rocky picks Rudd over Gillard

Kirsten Livermore with Kevin Rudd when he was prime minister.
Kirsten Livermore with Kevin Rudd when he was prime minister. CHRIS ISON

ROCKHAMPTON still seems to prefer Kevin Rudd over Julia Gillard.

An online poll on The Morning Bulletin website asking, "Would you prefer Julia Gillard or Kevin Rudd to be leader of the national Labor Party?" at 7.30 last night showed 66% supported Rudd while 33% supported Gillard.

Federal Member for Capricornia Kirsten Livermore yesterday affirmed her support for Gillard.

"I will support Julia Gillard in Monday's ballot," she said.

"Prime Minister Gillard has led the Labor Party with discipline and determination in Australia's first hung parliament since the Second World War. She has led a government that has been able to ensure legislation is passed without the government having a majority.

"Prime Minister Gillard has a personal strength that achieves through adversity, and she deserves the support of caucus so the Labor Government can get back to work making Australia a better place for all citizens."

But in the opposition camp, Liberal National Party members say it is time for Australia to decide its leader.

Federal Member for Flynn Ken O'Dowd said no matter who the ALP installed as prime minister, they could not run away from the mess they had created.

"The only way to overcome the problems that have been created by this government is to give the Australian people an election."

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