WA Election: Johnston and Nahan set to retain seats of Cannington and Riverton

Cannington MLA Bill Johnston. Picture: Facebook
Member for Riverton Mike Nahan.
Cannington MLA Bill Johnston. Picture: Facebook Member for Riverton Mike Nahan.

WA LABOR’S Bill Johnston looks set to retain the seat of Cannington but he could lose the ports portfolio to Alannah MacTiernan who was re-elected to the state’s Upper House.

“Cabinet is meeting on Wednesday, however, ultimately this is a decision for the Premier,” Mr Johnston said. “When I served as shadow minister, I understood that some members would not be called upon to serve, should Labor be elected to government.”

He said the Wharf Street level crossing would be addressed as part of the first stage of Metronet.

“Replacing Wharf Street level crossing with a grade separation is highly technical; as the Member for Cannington I will be working hard to ensure the replacement is carried out successfully,” Mr Johnston said.

Mike Nahan was predicted to retain Riverton for the Liberals.

“It’s obviously disappointing to be in Opposition, but I will continue to fight for the people of Riverton and our local community to make sure that our community is not ignored,” Dr Nahan said.

He felt the party failed to articulate its position clearly enough.

“The One Nation deal hurt, as it was inconsistent with Liberal values. It is also inconsistent with my own values, and given the cultural diversity in the Riverton electorate, it was a negative in this election,” he said.