David Honey vows to fight for top WA Liberal Party job
In a letter to the team, Mettam said she believes change is essential if the party is to regroup and reemerge as advocates for emerging Western Australians, families and small businesses, lower taxes and security.
“In my view, leadership change is urgently needed as we see an increasingly arrogant and self-serving government that takes Western Australians for granted,” she wrote.
When asked if this was further evidence of a party in turmoil, Honey said all members have the right to push for leadership of the party.
“Regardless of that, I will continue to follow the arguments against the McGowan-Labour government,” he said.
“I appreciate Libby very much. We have a great working relationship and regardless of what happens on Monday we will continue to have a great working relationship.
“Let’s face it, there are two of us in the House of Commons. We have to work together.”
Honey has held that role since the party’s colossal electoral defeat in 2021 and was promoted to the top spot after Mettam chose not to run.
The move comes less than 24 hours after opposition leader Mia Davies resigned in shock on Friday.
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