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WA election: Zak Kirkup hopes to save at least one piece of the Libs’ furniture – his seat – The Guardian

Western Australia’s opposition leader has admitted overall defeat, but must stay in parliament to have any chance of leading a comeback

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Sixteen days before the state election, Western Australias opposition leader, Zak Kirkup, conceded defeat. As the doors opened to early voting booths last week, he said what had been obvious for months: the Liberal party was not going to win and needed to work hard just to save the furniture.
At a leadership debate on Thursday night, he urged people to vote Liberal anyway to ensure Labor did not gain total control.
I know what happened in the past when Labor had too much power and a popular premier…

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