WA Nationals MP and Deputy Speaker of the Legislative Assembly Wendy Duncan has uncovered she will retire from politics at the 2017 point out election.
The sixty one-year-previous Kalgoorlie MP commenced her parliamentary profession as a member for the agricultural region in the Upper House right after getting elected in January 2008 to fill a vacancy created by the resignation of Murray Criddle.
Ms Duncan was re-elected to the Higher Home later that year for the mining and pastoral area, before resigning in 2013 to contest the Reduced Home seat of Kalgoorlie.
A number of other MPs, including Deputy Leading Kim Hames and WA Liberal MP and President of the Legislative Council Barry House, have previously introduced they will not find re-election at the following point out election.
Ms Duncan was the 1st lady president of the WA Nationals and co-authored the Royalties for Locations coverage which was credited with supporting the Nationals acquire the harmony of energy and sort Government with the Liberals in 2008.
She has sat on a selection of parliamentary committees and most recently was component of a joint select committee on Aboriginal constitutional recognition.
She also served as a parliamentary secretary to the minister for regional advancement and lands, minister assisting the minister for condition development and minister aiding the minister for transport.
In a assertion, Ms Duncan said the impact of Royalties for Regions, which demands 25 per cent of royalty payments to the condition up to $ 1 billion a 12 months, to be established aside for investment decision in regional locations, experienced made a true variation to men and women residing in country locations.
“The Nationals have championed the leads to of regional WA for a long time and I believe will keep on to do so properly into the foreseeable future,” she stated.
“I thank the individuals of Kalgoorlie for the prospect to represent them and appear forward to working challenging for them proper up until the up coming election.”
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