Media release

Suellen Wrightson named Shadow Minister for Families

Federal Leader of the United Australia Party, Clive Palmer, has announced the appointment of medical worker and former elected councillor Suellen Wrightson as Shadow Minister for Families.

Ms Wrightson has a strong political background having campaigned as a Federal Senate candidate for the Palmer United Party in 2013 and serving as an elected member of the Cessnock City Council from 2012-2015 where she was a member of the Joint Regional Planning Panel for the Hunter region.

She is the United Australia Party’s candidate for Warringah, where she takes on former Prime Minister Tony Abbott and independent Zali Steggall.

Ms Wrightson is committed to helping everyday Australians and improving the lives of people in the community.

Most recently Ms Wrightson has worked it the medical field as a chronic disease management co-ordinator working closely with diabetic and asthmatic patients in addition to performing medical practice accreditation.

“I want to usher in a new era of politics, one that puts families first,” she said.

“The current crop of politicians need to be reminded they serve the people who elect them, where all decisions are made putting people and country first well ahead of party room ploys.”

Ms Wrightson said Labor and Liberal needed to remember they were elected to the House of Representatives to represent the people and listen to their needs.

“I will ensure we have a productive government that will provide prosperity for Australia. The United Australia Party will bring cohesion, collaboration and the desire to work together toward a common goal of protecting and growing Australia into a prosperous bountiful nation that is envied by the world and enjoyed by all the Aussies who call it home,’’ she said.