08/05/2015 - 14:58

Morton to resign as state director

08/05/2015 - 14:58

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The Liberal Party WA will begin the search for a new state director following Ben Morton's announcement that he will not reapply for his position when it expires in August.

Ben Morton will resign after seven years as state director for the Liberal Party WA.

The Liberal Party WA will begin the search for a new state director following Ben Morton's announcement that he will not reapply for his position when it expires in August.

Mr Morton said while it was not a decision he had taken lightly, the timing of his move would provide the incoming state director with sufficient time to prepare for next year's federal election and the 2017 state campaign.

“On a professional level, I intend to pursue private sector opportunities,” Mr Morton said in a statement.

“After many years of service to our party across Australia, I will of course remain a faithful servant and look forward to being what I consider is our greatest asset – an active branch member.”

State president Norman Moore said he was saddened but understood Mr Morton’s desire to seek new opportunities.

“There is no doubt that Ben has been an outstanding state director during his seven years in the position,” he said.

“It is widely acknowledged that he is probably the best state director the party as ever had.”

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