Mr Taylor, who was preselected as the Bateman Liberal candidate in January, following the retirement of Attorney General and Bateman MLA Christian Porter, said the win was a great outcome for the Liberal Party and a clear indication the electorate wanted Roe Highway 8 extension.
‘Results of Bateman, Riverton and Jandakot clearly indicate that the electorates want Roe Highway 8. It was the major differentiation and the single biggest issue between the two parties in the lead-up to the election,’ Mr Taylor said.
‘We will build Roe 8 and Labor would not build it. This was symbolic of the result and it will be one of my highest priorities to make it happen.’
Mr Taylor, who at the time of print had almost 65 per cent of the primary vote, said he was pleased with the outcome.
He promised to be involved with the community as much as possible and said his focus would be on law and order and local traffic issues to reduce congestion.
‘The feedback I received while in the community showed fighting back against crime and antisocial behaviour was a standout want from the community,’he said.
Mr Taylor also promised to help support local small businesses.’I think in the past we have underperformed there locally and I am keen to rectify that,’ he said.