Godfrey Smith in, Ralph Fonseca out

It was reported that the People’s United Party had welcomed back former area representatives and senior officials Godfrey Smith and Ralph Fonseca to posts within the national executive.

Smith was named national campaign committee chair and Fonseca was said to be special advisor to his relative, the Party Leader.

Turns out it’s only one of two, as the PUP leader confirmed the former Pickstock representative’s return but ruled out such a welcome back for the divisive and controversial Ralph Fonseca, a former three term area representative whom many blame for the party’s sound defeat in 2008 and losing its way prior.

Apparently the purported appointment was leaked to Channel 7 News by senior party officials.

Patrick Jones