Ken Wyatt denies he is considering defecting to the Labor Party or quitting politics

Ken Wyatt
Ken Wyatt

HASLUCK MP Ken Wyatt is again hosing down rumours he is considering quitting politics or switching my longstanding political allegiances as nothing more than “fake news”.

The Federal Aged Care and Indigenous Health, whose ministerial office is under investigation over alleged bullying of a female staffer by another staff member, said under no circumstances would he contemplate leaving the Liberal Party.

“Suggestions that I have been in negotiations with senior Opposition figures are fanciful,” he said.

“Equally, assertions that the results of an independent inquiry into conflict claims in my Canberra office could result in me considering my future are false news.”

Mr Wyatt said he believed all MPs should serve their full term.

“I have indicated previously that I will be standing again for the seat of Hasluck and I am committed to continue to serve the people of our electorate,” he said.

“It is disappointing that mischief makers are trying to shake my resolve by making false claims.

“Some individuals or groups appear to have seen fit to play a game that has neither integrity nor is a reflection of the truth.

“This is especially sad, given that I pride myself in being open and honest with people within our electorate and across the nation.

You will have the opportunity to judge me at the next Federal election but my commitment is to you and that will not alter.”

Mr Wyatt, who holds the marginal seat of Hasluck by just 2.1 per cent, invited anyone with concerns to get in touch with him.