Wy­att to con­tinue

Canning Gazette - - NEWS -

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.

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