Labor’s national secretary Tim Gartrell might be staying shtum on the specifics of his comments last week that the party should dump its “duds” and get a new generation of MPs into parliament if it wants to win (here) – but many of his comrades don’t seem to share his reticence.

The emails have been flooding into Crikey over who should go and who should stay – so many that we’ve decided to put together three lists of Laborites. The DUDS: people who should go now. The THUDS: people who should go and have a good think about their position. The BUDS: people who should stay.

No need to thank us, Tim and Kim. It’s a pleasure. All we ask in return is that we get allowed into the budget lock-up if and when Labor is returned to government.

THE DUDS: Dick Adams, Arch Bevis, Sharon Brid, Nick Bolkus, Chris Bowen, Geoff Buckland, Anthony Byrne, George Campbell, Jacinta Collins, Pat Crossin, Kay Denman, Laurie Ferguson, Jennie George, Sharon Grierson, Jill Hall, Michael Hatton, Kelly Hoare, Harry Jenkins, Linda Kirk, Joe Ludwig, Sue Mackay, Gavin Marshall, Jan McLucas, Claire Moore, Roger Price, Harry Quick, Rod Sawford, Ursula Stephens and Ruth Webber.

THE THUDS: Anthony Albanese, Mark Bishop, Tony Burke, Kim Carr, Peter Cook, Ann Corcoran, Simon Crean, Michael Danby, Annette Ellis, Martin Ferguson, Joel Fitzgibbon, Michael Forshaw, Steve Gibbons, Alan Griffin, John Hogg, Steve Hutchins, Carmen Lawrence, Kate Lundy, Daryl Melham, John Murphy, Kerry O’Brien, Bernie Ripoll, Bob Sercombe and Kim Wilkie.

THE BUDS: Kim Beazley, Anna Burke, Stephen Conroy, Graham Edwards, Justine Elliot, Kate Ellis, Craig Emerson, Chris Evans, John Faulkner, Peter Garrett, Steve Georganas, Juila Gillard, Julia Irwin, Duncan Kerr, Catherine King, Jenny Macklin, Robert McClelland, Bob McMullan, Gavan O’Connor, Julie Owens, Tanya Plibersek, Robert Ray, Nicola Roxon, Kevin Rudd, Nick Sherry, Stephen Smith, Warren Snowdon, Wayne Swan, Lindsay Tanner, Kelvin Thomson, Maria Vamvakinou and Penny Wong.

Peter Fray

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