Former RACGP president launches political career

Dr Bastian Seidel has announced his candidacy for a seat in Tasmania's Upper House

Former RACGP president Dr Bastian Seidel is running as a Labor candidate for a seat in the Tasmanian state Parliament.

Dr Bastian Seidel.

Dr Seidel announced on Tuesday he would stand in the May election for the Tasmanian upper house division of Huon.

The GP, who runs a chain of practices in Huonville, south of Hobart, said his campaign would focus on improving local services.

"I've been living here for well over a decade and been the