Analysis

'Bullying, cowardice, vanity, gutter politics': Newcastle council letter controversy turns spotlight on Labor internal warfare

Michael Parris
July 27 2023 - 5:30am
'Bullying, cowardice, vanity, gutter politics': Letter controversy turns spotlight on Labor war
'Bullying, cowardice, vanity, gutter politics': Letter controversy turns spotlight on Labor war

The Scott Neylon letter controversy has become another weapon in the long-running war raging within local Labor party ranks.

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Michael Parris

Michael Parris

Journalist

Michael Parris reports on politics for the Newcastle Herald. He started at the Herald in 1994 after working in the ABC Newcastle newsroom. Michael spent much of his career as a sub-editor before moving into political reporting in 2017. He was a finalist in the Sports Australia national media awards for his stories about a male-only tennis club in Newcastle. He has covered NSW and federal elections, state and federal budgets and local politics. He has also written extensively about the COVID-19 pandemic with a special focus on data analysis and the effects of lockdowns on the Hunter community.

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