Labor will not Contest Cottesloe By-Election

Labor will not contest the Cottesloe by-election triggered by the resignation of former Premier Colin Barnett.

ALP State secretary Patrick Gorman confirmed the decision in a Facebook post on Wednesday morning.

“While I know we would achieve a strong swing to WA Labor and our members and campaigners would do us proud, the truth is we would not win the seat,” Gorman wrote.

“We have already defeated Colin Barnett in a record-breaking election win in 2017. In this case, I believe that is more than enough.”