Wyatt to continue
BEN Wyatt has reversed his decision to quit politics, declaring: “I want to serve my state in its time of need”.
The Victoria Park MLA and WA Treasurer said he would stand again at the 2021 State Election and was determined to help lead the recovery of the economy from the Covid-19 pandemic.
“WA is currently facing a health and economic crisis that we have never seen before,” he said.
“The Covid-19 pandemic has caused me to reflect on my decision last month to not stand as a candidate at the 2021 election. The world has changed dramatically in just one month.
“As the Premier has warned, the economic consequences of the Covid-19 crisis are going to be dire.
“I know the recovery is going to be a significant task, one of which I am determined to be a part of.”
Mr Wyatt paid tribute to Hannah Beazley, who was preselected by WA Labor on March 15 to be his replacement in the safe seat of Victoria Park.
Ms Beazley is the daughter of WA Governor Kim Beazley and has unsuccessfully stood in three past elections.
“Can I thank my friend, Hannah Beazley, for her understanding and full support,” Mr Wyatt said.