Ripper, Cook surprise duo to lead Labor

The state Labor Party lived up to expectations today when Eric Ripper won the leadership but caused a big surprise when little-known Roger Cook won the deputy leadership ahead of former education minister Mark McGowan.


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It is a good to see a party united, in selecting its leadership team for opposition, because one suspects the Liiberal, National, Independent alliance is a very fragile one. A strong opposition, will need to be ready to govern if = or maybe when = the alliance collapses. Clearly, Carol Adams is unhappy with the result, but she needs to move on; 300 is a good sized majority and surely it is up to her scrutineers to report if there were any irregularities.

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