Best tired of being left out

BRADDON Labor MHA Brenton Best has handed Premier Lara Giddings a hit list of campaign issues he wants support on.

Yesterday's meeting comes as tensions between the two continue to flare, with Mr Best expressing frustration at being left out of campaign policy announcements on the North-West.

``Not one announcement has been offered to me,'' he said.

``I thought when we sacked the Greens ministers we'd go back to being the Labor Party''.

In October, Mr Best called for the Premier to step down and publicly criticised her handling of the power-sharing deal with the Greens for months. 

Ms Giddings was in the North-West to officially open the Devonport Aquatic Centre.

Mr Best said he had helped get funding for the centre.

``If people want to put their name to it, so be it,'' he said.

Inviting the Premier to his office, Mr Best outlined several issues which he said ``fitted well with traditional Labor values''.

``I explained to the Premier that I have been listening to the community, and there are some preliminary policy issues that should be supported,'' he said.

On the list was moving TT-Line's head office from Melbourne to Devonport, investing in the Latrobe Speedway, bringing low-cost air carriers to Devonport and opposition to a super trawler.

Premier Lara Giddings said the meeting was ``very constructive''.

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