SABINE Winton, who has won another term as Wanneroo MLA, has also been promoted to the role of parliamentary secretary to the Premier Mark McGowan.
This week Mr McGowan handed out portfolios for his new ministry – giving himself Treasury, Public Sector management and Federal-State Relations so Ms Winton will be helping the premier with those portfolios.
In the March 13 state election Ms Winton achieved a two-party preferred vote of 71.8 per cent.
Ms Winton said she was honoured and humbled to have received such wonderful support from the people of Wanneroo.
“I will continue to work hard and be a strong voice for Wanneroo in the State Parliament,’’ she said.
Her Liberal opponent Paul Miles said he wanted to thank the electorate of Wanneroo in what had been a challenging year with the pandemic.
“You have spoken with me and discussed the needs of the community, for this I thank you so much,’’ he said.
“It was very clear during this trying time the community did not wish to change the government, the war on Covid-19 had to come first and I applaud Mark McGowan for his work.
“Rest assured I am still your local councillor at the City of Wanneroo and look forward to continuing represent your concerns and needs.’’
Mr McGowan said the next four years were important for the state as it continued a strong recovery from Covid-19, with a focus on creating jobs for Western Australians.
“The work starts now for each of the Ministers,’’ he said.
“Despite our state’s success, there will always be challenges and issues confronting Western Australians across all portfolio areas.
“I’m very confident we have a strong team, with a breadth of experience that will work hard every day to govern in the interests of all Western Australians.’’