Politics. Labor leader Bryan Green resigned on Friday following two decades of parliamentary service, 16 of which were in government.
Mr Green was first elected to state parliament as Labor Member for Braddon in 1998, he then went on to serve in various ministerial roles before becoming Deputy Premier in 2006 and then Opposition Leader following the 2014 state election.
Federal Member for Braddon Justine Keay paid tribute to Mr Green and his service to the Braddon electorate.
“I have known Bryan for over 14 years as an employer and friend,” Ms Keay said.
“Bryan encouraged me to stand for parliament and his support has always been appreciated.”
She said over many years Mr Green has made an “enormous contribution” to Braddon, including towards the Circular Head Community and Recreation Centre, Ta Ann Tasmania and the Bass Highway upgrades through Sisters Hills.
Rebecca White, Labor Member for Lyons, is the new leader of the Tasmanian Labor Party.
A recount will be conducted to fill Mr Green’s vacancy as Member of the House of Assembly for Braddon. The Tasmanian Electoral Commission will write to all Braddon candidates who were not elected at the 2014 House of Assembly election to nominate for the recount.
Nominations must be received by 12pm on Monday April 3. The recount will commence shortly after this time.