Former Tasmanian Labor Minister Julian Amos claims Leader Rebecca White's leadership is "terminal" and she's been fundamentally undermined by the party's decision to deny a popular Mayor preselection for the May election.
Mr Amos says overlooking Kingborough's Dean Winter for Franklin has consigned the party to years in opposition, ex-Premiers Paul Lennon and David Bartlett also heavily criticising the decision.
Speaking on Seven, Ms White declined to directly address the issue.
"There is a process that's underway, and I welcome nominations from any person who is looking to stand for the Labor Party," she said.
It is beyond all comprehension, and defies all understanding that the Labor eggheads have not only denied Dean Winter preselection, consigning the Party to years in Opposition, but have fundamentally undermined the Leader, whose leadership is now terminal. Vale Labor— Julian Amos (@JulianAmosTas) March 28, 2021
Meantime former Mining Minister Adam Brooks says he's keen to move on from his Integrity Commission dramas after coming on board for the Liberals in Braddon again.
"I did not breach the Ministerial Code of Conduct, and for me, it's about the future of Braddon. I've moved on from it; the previous Premier has moved on from it," said Mr Brooks.
Other Liberal candidates include two Mayors, Huon's Bec Enders and George Town's Greg Keiser.
Analysts are expecting an interesting battle for Clark after ex-Labor Independent Madeleine Ogilvie joined the Liberals.
The move will leave Sue Hickey in a tussle with Glenorchy Mayor Kristie Johnston for an independent seat.
Ms Ogilvie brushing off talk women can't be heard in the Liberals.
"I'm a strong, independent woman, I'm a barrister and solicitor, I've been a general manager of a large multinational company," she said.
"I'm able to make my own decisions; my philosophy and values haven't changed."