Labor leader switch after Foley scandal
MICHAEL Daley has been elected as the NSW Labor leader to take the party to the March 2019 election after Luke Foley’s resignation.
The Member for Maroubra and former party deputy leader got 33 of 45 votes in a caucus meeting yesterday, while Chris Minns received the other 12.
Mr Foley resigned after ABC journalist Ashleigh Raper issued a statement alleging he put his hand through the back of her dress and groped her at a 2016 Christmas party.
He has denied the allegation but said he won’t seek reelection to parliament.
Mr Daley said leading the NSW branch of the Labor party was an honour and he vowed to win the next state election.
“I am not here to save the furniture. We are here to win the 2019 election,” he said.