Mines Minister Norman Moore has announced he will not re-contest the next state election.
Having been first elected in 1977, Moore is WA’s longest serving member of parliament. He is currently the Leader of the Government in the Legislative Council, as well as the Minister for Fisheries and Electoral affairs.
In a statement, Mr. Moore says he would be 72-years-old by the time he completed another parliamentary term. However, he has made it clear that he will continue in his role as Minister until the next election.
Mr Moore says there is a lot he wants to achieve before retiring.
“My enthusiasm for the job has not diminished at all but there does come a time when you have to make a decision about these things and move on to other things,” he said.
“So I’ll keep working as hard as I can until the next election as a Minister, do my best to to ensure the Barnett government is re-elected, and then fade off into retirement.”
Mr Moore had been considered the frontrunner for the role of WA’s Agent General in London, but announced late last year he no longer wanted to be considered for the position.
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