OUTGOING Liberal Party leader Mike Nahan has re-affirmed his commitment to the seat of Riverton in the wake of his departure from the top job.
Dr Nahan stepped down as opposition leader on June 12, stating it was always his intention to relinquish the Liberal leadership before the 2021 state election if there were better candidates available.
The Riverton MLA said he had no intention of quitting politics and would continue to work for the best interest of his constituents.
“I’ve never taken my role as the local member for granted, even when I was a Government Minister and Leader of the Opposition, and will continue to advocate on local issues,” he told the Canning Times.
“I will carry on the fight for the extension of Roe Highway, I will hold Mark McGowan to account for his cuts to our local schools and continue to press the Government reinstate this much needed funding.”
It’s been the pleasure of a lifetime. Thank you. https://t.co/KOvpaQTF14
— Mike Nahan (@MikeNahan) June 12, 2019
Dr Nahan said he would have more time to spend with local voters as he was freed from the responsibilities of leading the party.
“While Liza has indicated that I will play a key role and can expect a shadow portfolio, it’s anticipated I will have extra time available to pursue local issues as obviously the Leader of the Opposition was a demanding job,” he said.
Despite the fact he will be nearing 71-years-old by the time of the next election, Dr Nahan expected he would once again contest the seat of Riverton.
“Age won’t be a factor in any decision approaching the 2021 election, as I am healthy, energetic and passionate about my community,” he said.