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Labor MP Joel Fitzgibbon to quit politics, taking parting swipe at ‘idealist’ progressives

MP for Hunter, who is at odds with his party on , says he believes the ALP will win the next if it remains ‘pragmatic’

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Outspoken Labor MP has confirmed he will quit politics at the next election, while taking a parting swipe at “idealist” progressives for keeping Labor in opposition for all but six of the past 25 years.

The veteran MP for the seat of Hunter, whom colleagues expected would depart the seat ahead of the next election, has declared he believes Labor will win the next election under – as long as it remains “pragmatic”.

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