Playing party politics
I've always thought becoming a politician is a bit like placing your head on a chopping block! Trying to please most of the electors most of the time would be a challenge at best. Once party politics also enters the field, the job just gets more frustrating.
This morning in the Breakfast Show I spoke with former Member for Cairns Rob Pyne about the challenges he was faced with when he defected from the Labor party. Rob has just been elected to Division 2 Cairns Regional Council as an independent. Listen to what he said about the advantages of being an independent instead of having to tow the party line: