Da­ley takes over as NSW La­bor leader

The Sunday Times - - NEWS -

MICHAEL Da­ley has be­come the new leader of the NSW La­bor Party af­ter de­feat­ing ri­val Chris Minns in a party room bal­lot.

The for­mer cor­po­rate lawyer at­tracted cross­bench sup­port to take over the role va­cated by dis­graced Auburn MP Luke Fo­ley, who re­signed af­ter be­ing ac­cused of putting his hand in­side ABC jour­nal­ist Ash­leigh Raper’s un­der­pants at a 2016 Christ­mas party. Mr Fo­ley de­nies the al­le­ga­tions.

Mr Da­ley said he felt con­fi­dent about be­ing able to win back women.

“I am a lov­ing hus­band, I have been with my wife for 20 years, and I have two daugh­ters with whom I have a ter­rific re­la­tion­ship. But ac­tions speak louder than words,” he said.

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