Wanneroo MLA Paul Miles promoted to State Cabinet

Wanneroo MLA Paul Miles promoted to State Cabinet

WANNEROO MLA Paul Miles has been promoted to the State Cabinet.

Premier Colin Barnett announced today Mr Miles would become Minister for Local Government, Community Services, Seniors and Volunteering and Youth.

The roles were previously held by Tony Simpson, who resigned as minister on Sunday.

“Paul has been a strong and committed local member who also understands the importance of how people can contribute and strengthen a community,” Mr Barnett said.

Mr Miles had been Parliamentary Secretary to the Attorney General and Minister for Commerce since March 2013.

He wrote on social media that he was honoured with the appointment.

“I feel that having been a volunteer and member of the Wanneroo Lions Club for over 35 years and also having been elected as a councillor for the City of Wanneroo puts me in the perfect position to take on these portfolios with both hands,” he said.

Carine MLA Tony Krsticevic will take on the Parliamentary Secretary roles held by Mr Miles.