Former premier Colin Barnett. Photo: Attila Csaszar

Sayonara from Colin?

ANALYSIS: If the actions of his predecessors are any guide, the Liberal Party will be looking for a candidate to replace former premier Colin Barnett in his seat of Cottesloe within months.

There are two schools of thought about Mr Barnett’s future. One is that the Liberal Party’s ranks are so depleted after the election rout that his experience would be invaluable in seeking to hold the new Labor government to account.

As premier, Mr Barnett was the government’s best parliamentary performer, drawing on experience gained from 26 years as an MP.


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