An open letter to the Voters of Lyons
The March Tasmanian election delivered a massive swing to the Liberals and the election of a majority Liberal government. Labor suffered one of its worst results ever at 27% of the primary vote and the Greens suffered a 40% drop in their vote compared with the 2010 State election.
Tasmanians overwhelmingly voted for change and a majority Liberal Government. You can see Will Hodgman’s election night victory speech here.
I am delighted and humbled to be elected to the Tasmanian Parliament for the Electorate of Lyons. It is great to be back serving the people of Tasmania as part of a Will Hodgman-led government. With my service as a Senator for Tasmania and other experience I hope to make a positive contribution going forward. Certainly, my Diabetes Australia Ambassador role and healthy active lifestyle has helped me stay fit. I feel rejuvenated and ready for action.
The Liberal government has officially begun the job of implementing its plan for growth, cutting the red and green tape, fixing the budget mess and rebuilding essential services. A challenge for sure – but worth doing!
May I take this opportunity to thank one and all for their support of the Liberals and of my campaign in particular. It is greatly appreciated.
My campaign team and countless volunteers did a power of work and the success of this campaign is testament to their dedication over a long period.
My family and I are enormously grateful to all of you for your support and encouragement.
Thank you again.
To read one of Guy's opinion pieces on his vision for Tasmania, click here.