WA Election: Mt Lawley seat goes to Simon Millman and Labor

Tara, Simon and Willis Millman after Simon Millman secured the seat of Mt Lawley. Picture: Giovanni Torre
Tara, Simon and Willis Millman after Simon Millman secured the seat of Mt Lawley. Picture: Giovanni Torre

SIMON Millman has delivered the state seat of Mt Lawley to the WA Labor for the first time.

Mr Millman took the seat from Speaker of the House Michael Sutherland on the back of a swing of almost 13 per cent.

“What we have seen is a statewide swing to Labor which is a testament to the energy and enthusiasm of our campaign and the merit of our policies,” Mr Millman said.

“In particular in Mt Lawley, we have had a message that really resonated – reducing congestion by keeping our promises on public transport infrastructure, and tackling unemployment by implementing Mark McGowan’s plan for WA jobs.”

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Mr Millman said he had clear priorities as the in-coming member for Mt Lawley.

“We campaigned hard on WA jobs. What I want to do is sit down with local businesses and work out what we can do to help them take full advantage of Labor’s plan for jobs,” he said.

“We have a fantastic civil society in Mt Lawley – community groups, sports associations and clubs – what I would like to do is work with them and do what we can to keep Mt Lawley, Dianella and Yokine a beautiful part of a great city.”

Mr Millman said he looked forward to saving Western Power from privatisation, and to helping to deliver “$45 million to Royal Perth Hospital to ensure staff can continue to put patients first, with a government that understands what it takes to do that”.