On 31 October 2019 I announced that I would not be standing for the seat of South Perth at the State Election in March 2021.
Liberal Party State Parliamentary Leader Liza Harvey made the official announcement to a media conference at Parliament House.
However, this doesn’t mean I have retired. There is still more than a year to keep representing South Perth and to fulfil my shadow portfolio duties in Racing & Gaming and Sport & Recreation.
The announcement provides the Liberal Party of WA the luxury of time to pre-select the best available candidate to further the work I have undertaken in the seat since 2005, when I took on a similar role after the celebrated career of the late Phil Pendal MLA.