Condolences for Jaala Pulford and family after death of Sinead, aged 13

A photo of Sinead posted to Twitter by Jaala Pulford on Friday. PICTURE: TWITTER

A photo of Sinead posted to Twitter by Jaala Pulford on Friday. PICTURE: TWITTER

PREMIER Daniel Andrews has issued a statement regarding the death of Ballarat politician Jaala Pulford's daughter Sinead.

The statement is as follows:

On behalf of the Victorian Government and the Victorian Labor Party, I send my deepest condolences to Jaala Pulford and her family on the loss of their brave young lady, Sinead.

Jaala and Sinead at a rally in 2012. PICTURE: JEREMY BANNISTER

Jaala and Sinead at a rally in 2012. PICTURE: JEREMY BANNISTER

Sinead passed away peacefully in her sleep at 5:15am this morning. She was 13.

Jaala and Jeff Pulford gave their hearts to their daughter and were devoted to her every need and wish. It is now the Pulford family’s wish to mourn in private and I trust this will be respected.

Jaala’s friends and colleagues across the Labor movement and across the aisles of Parliament give their thoughts and prayers to the Pulford family during this difficult time.

Until Jaala is ready to return to her duties, I will be serving as Acting Minister for Agriculture and Minister for Regional Development. 

The Hon Daniel Andrews MP

Premier of Victoria