A fourth member from the Labor Party administration in Victoria will end politics in the next election. The next election is the day after the three lawmakers announce their resignation.
Richmond’s Planning and Housing Minister and member Richard Win issued his statement on Facebook.
“As the son of a waterfront worker, I am honored to serve the Australian Labor Party (ALP) at the local, state and national levels.” He said..
“I’m proud to be part of this socially progressive reform government, but I’m focusing on the next 12 months.”
Win was first elected in 1999 and served under three prime ministers: John Branby, Steve Blacks, and incumbent Daniel Andrews.
He was formerly a councilor of the City of Melbourne and briefly served as mayor from 1990 to 1991.
Prime Minister Daniel Andrews thanked Win for his service in a statement on November 25.
“In his 1999 inaugural address, Richard described public housing as one of Melbourne’s most valuable social assets, which is to be preserved, expanded and replenished,” he said. rice field.
“I’m sure he would have pinched himself a few years later if he said he was in command to build the largest public housing he’s ever seen in Australia,” he said. Added.
“Personally, I thank Richard for his friendship and years of candid and fearless advice. He, Svetlana, and their sons do their best for the future. I hope. “
On November 24, three Labor lawmakers resigned, including former state prosecutor and member Jill Hennessy of Altona, Daniel Green, a member of Jan Yen, and Dustin Halze, a member of Ringwood. Stated.
Hennessy has been nominated as a candidate for the successor to Prime Minister Andrews.
The next election in Victoria is scheduled for November 26, 2022.
The Labor government holds 55 of its 88-seat legislative assembly, but Prime Minister Dan Andrews has had to overcome the cabinet turmoil over the past year.
In September 2020, Jenny Mikakos resigned from the Minister of Health and resigned from Parliament shortly after making comments inconsistent with her views on the handling of the state’s hotel quarantine system.
Meanwhile, in an ongoing investigation into “branch stacking” at ALP in Victoria, several remaining members of Congress, including Adem Somyurek, Marlene Kairouz, Robin Scott, and more recently Luke Donnellan, have resigned from the cabinet. ..