Zak Kirkup Elected New WA Liberal Party Leader

Purple 24 Nov 2020
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Zak Leading the WA Liberal Party

First-term MP, Zak Kirkup is the new leader of the WA Liberal Party, after being elected unopposed following Dean Nalder pulling out of the contest.

Mr Kirkup is the party’s youngest leader since Matt Birney’s short stint in the mid-2000s. He was elected as Dawesville MP in 2017, and replaces Ms Liza Harvey, who resigned as Leader on Sunday morning. Mr Kirkup assumes the role just 109 days out from the March State election.

Ms Libby Mettam Voted as Deputy Leader

Former Journalist turned Vasse MP, Ms Libby Mettam, was also voted in unopposed as Deputy Leader.

The Bench with Zak and Libby

In 2018, we sat down with both, Zak and Libby, for our series, The Bench.

The Bench sees WA’s politicians take a break from debating policy and the state of our nation to enjoy a park-side chat with senior journalist turned Purple operative, Peter Klinger.