WA Liberal leadership spill fails at Parliament House

Leadership aspirant and former Transport Minister Dean Nalder. Picture: Jon Bassett.
WA Liberal Party secretary Brian Ellis. Picture: Jon Bassett.
Colin Barnett.
Leadership aspirant and former Transport Minister Dean Nalder. Picture: Jon Bassett. WA Liberal Party secretary Brian Ellis. Picture: Jon Bassett. Colin Barnett.

PREMIER Colin Barnett has retained his leadership of the WA Liberal Party after a spill motion failed at Parliament this morning.

WA Liberal Party secretary Brian Ellis said the vote for a spill motion was 15 in favour and 31 against.

Murray MLA Murray Cowper proposed the spill motion.

There was limited debate before it was put to a vote and failed.

Leadership aspirant and former Transport Minister Dean Nalder has yet to emerge from Parliament.

More to come.