WA election 2021 | Mark McGowan wins state election by a landslide
Premier Mark McGowan has been re-elected after a landslide state election.
At his victory speech in Rockingham this evening he said it was a “ humbling experience”.
“To every last West Australian who voted to re-elect this WA Labor government, thank you so much,” he said.
“To have the support and faith of so many West Australians in one of the most important state elections is a great honour.
“Can I also thank those people who voted Labor for the first time in their lives across Western Australia.
“Can I also acknowledge West Australians who didn’t vote for us, and I promise to work for everyone across Western Australia over these coming four years.
“Being Premier of this wonderful State that I love is an enormous privilege.
“You’ve put your trust in my government and I promise we won’t let Western Australia down.
“We’ve been through a lot together over the course of the last year.
“The pandemic has been a difficult time for every West Australian.
“I’ve been so fortunate to have West Australians helping and supporting us every step of the way as we dealt with the crisis and made the difficult decisions that needed to be made.
“For all your efforts across our State, to keep our State safe and healthy, thank you so much to every West Australian.”
“To my opponent Zak Kirkup and to the Liberal Party, Opposition Leader is a very, very difficult and sometimes thankless job I know well.
“Can I thank you for your contribution to the State and to the Parliament of Western Australia.
“Can I also acknowledge all those people who lost their seats today. I know it is a very, very difficult, hard and gut-wrenching experience.
“We may be political opponents but our democracy should always be based on decency, civility, respect for one another and acknowledging each other.”
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