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'We can win with Rudd'

Page MP Janelle Saffin supported Kevin Rudd during Wednesday night's Labor Party leadership vote.
Page MP Janelle Saffin supported Kevin Rudd during Wednesday night's Labor Party leadership vote. Jacklyn Wagner

AN EXHAUSTED member for Page Janelle Saffin, who last night backed Kevin Rudd's return to the prime ministership, said after the vote that the Labor Party could now win the next federal election.

"The feeling within caucus now is that we are going out now as a united team to take the campaign up to Tony Abbott," she said.

"I've always said in my seat I am absolutely competitive, and having Kevin Rudd is the best thing for the nation and the federal parliamentary Labor Party."

Mr Rudd won the leadership with 57 votes to Julia Gillard's 45.

Asked if she expected a senior role in a Rudd Government, Ms Saffin said she didn't think "beyond being the member for Page".

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Will the return of Kevin Rudd turn the political tide for Labor?

This poll ended on 27 July 2013.

Current Results

Definitely - Labor will win the election

42%

A bit, but only for a while

12%

Probably not, there's a lot of angry people

11%

No - Labor's on the nose

33%

This is not a scientific poll. The results reflect only the opinions of those who chose to participate.

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