La­bor leader switch af­ter Fo­ley scan­dal

Sunday Tasmanian - - News -

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.

Michael Da­ley

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