Liza Harvey: leadership thanks to Scarborough

State Opposition Leader Liza Harvey.
State Opposition Leader Liza Harvey.

SCARBOROUGH MLA Liza Harvey credits her electorate with helping her become the first female leader of the WA Liberal party.

Ms Harvey was elected State Opposition Leader unopposed on June 13 after Mike Nahan announced his resignation the previous night.

“None of this would have been possible with the support I have received from my electorate of Scarborough since 2008,” she said.

Nedlands MLA Bill Marmion was elected deputy over Carine MLA Tony Krsticevic.

Ms Harvey entered State politics in 2008 when she won the newly created Scarborough seat.

She was formerly minister for police, road safety and women’s interests under then Premier Colin Barnett and became deputy premier in February 2016.

Ms Harvey acknowledged the increased work that would come with her role but pledged to remain answerable to local constituents.

“While my new role does come with new commitments, I will continue to represent and advocate for the Scarborough electorate,” she said.

“It is my community, it is my home, and I love this place like no other.”