Opinion: Former MP Wilson Tuckey full of hot air

Wilson Tuckey is full of hot air.
Wilson Tuckey is full of hot air.

IT is said that politicians never die, they only run out of hot air and after reading the former WA MP Wilson Tuckey’s letter (Group Issues, February 14) it seems he has done neither.

Mr Tuckey, despite all of the important issues that affect people’s lives in the coming State Election, deems it more important to raise issue with a Labor Party political leaflet in support of Cassie Rowe and her association with the Belmont Community Group.

Mr Tuckey’s questions should be seen for what they are, supporting the sitting local Liberal Party MLA, and a poor attempt to distract voters from state financial mismanagement issues.

In this financial year state debt will be $36.6 billion, growing to $40.19 billion by 2020. Before the Barnett Government the debt was $4.96 billion.

An Australian Institute of Health and Welfare report said 103,748 people were waiting for elective surgery in WA in 2015-16.

These are only two important issues that Mr Tuckey might like to address in his next letter.

KEVIN BETTRIDGE, Rivervale.