Davies new Nats deputy

26 Nov, 2013 03:00 PM
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Mia Davies has been elected as the new Nationals WA deputy leader.
Mia Davies has been elected as the new Nationals WA deputy leader.

MIA Davies has been appointed The Nationals WA new deputy leader and will be the next party member to serve in Cabinet.

Ms Davies was one of two nominations for the position that was left vacant after the shock resignation of Brendon Grylls as the party leader.

The other nomination was Member for Kalgoorlie Wendy Duncan.

Ms Davies said she was ready to take on the rigours of joining the party leadership team with recently appointed leader Terry Redman, who took over the position from Mr Grylls.

“The Nationals have a proud 100-year history in WA and continue to evolve as a contemporary political party,” Ms Davies said.

“Under the leadership of Brendon Grylls, the party has moved into a new era of political representation for regional WA through forming an alliance government and delivering Royalties for Regions.”

Ms Davies said her attention would now turn to working alongside Mr Redman ensuring regional WA continued to receive the political consideration it deserved and setting The Nationals’ political agenda ahead of the 2017 State election.

Raised on the family farm in Yorkrakine near Wyalkatchem, 35-year-old Ms Davies was elected as the Member for Central Wheatbelt at the March 2013 State election after first representing the Agricultural Region in the Legislative Council from 2008.

She has previously worked as a policy adviser to Mr Grylls and as an executive officer of the Chamber of Minerals and Energy WA.

Member for North West Central, Vincent Catania MLA, was elected to fill the position of Parliamentary Secretary.

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