Sydney (Tribune’s Report by Syed Atiq ul Hassan, 26 March 2023); After 12 years of hard work, NSW Labor has ousted the Liberal party and is preparing to govern the state. The recent election
saw Labor win a majority of seats in a remarkable victory that marks a significant shift in the state’s political landscape. Chris Minns, who led the Labor campaign, will replace Liberal Premier Dominic Perrottet as the new leader of NSW.
Speaking to supporters last night, Minns declared that NSW residents had voted for “a fresh start.” He also noted that the election campaign had been marked by respect and civility, which is a
unique feature in recent political campaigns.
The outgoing Premier, Dominic Perrottet, congratulated Mr. Minns on his win and accepted the defeat of the Liberal party. Mr. Perrottet also announced that he would be stepping down as Liberal leader, opening the door for Treasurer Matt Kean to take on the role.
Labor Prime Minister Anthony Albanese expressed his pleasure at having a Labor government in NSW and fully backed Chris Minns as the new Premier of NSW. Mr. Albanese stated that Minns would be a decent leader for NSW. With this win, Labor now has governments in all states except Tasmania.
Albanese also highlighted that NSW had come together to choose a better future, and this sentiment was reflected in the sweeping victory of Labor in the Sydney Western region of New South Wales.
Mona Davis, the Lord Mayor of Parramatta, became the NSW Member of Parliament by defeating Kelly Katie, who was contesting the seat after Geoff Lee’s retirement. Ms. Davis has an excellent development plan for the Parramatta region, with a particular focus on upgrading Hill Road.
In addition, Lyda Voltz, Julia Finn, and Jihad Dib have retained their seats for Auburn, Granville, and Bankstown respectively.
Charishma Kaliyanda, Councillor for Liverpool Council, contested for Labor after Paul Lynch retired and made history by becoming the first Indian-born state politician elected to the NSW Parliament’s Legislative Assembly.