Statement from Opposition Leader and Leader of the Nationals WA, Shane Love

Opposition Leader and Nationals WA Leader Shane Love has extended his best wishes to Premier Mark McGowan who has announced his retirement, following three decades of public service to Western Australia.

Mr Love said the Premier had undoubtedly left a mark on the state during his time in politics in Western Australia.

“It is an immense privilege to represent the people of Western Australia in Parliament and Mr McGowan has been one of its longest-serving members,” Mr Love said.

“Mr McGowan first entered public life as a City of Rockingham Councillor in 1994, becoming Deputy Mayor in 1995 and in 1996 contested the seat of Rockingham, which he has held ever since.

“Since entering State politics, Mr McGowan served as a Shadow Minister, Parliamentary Secretary, Minister, Leader of the Opposition and in 2017 became the 30th Premier of Western Australia.

“His Parliamentary Ministerial roles will have undoubtedly taken a toll upon on him and I wish the Premier and the McGowan family all the best into the future.”