Leader of the WA Parliamentary National Party Mia Davies has called on Mr James Hayward to resign his position from Parliament, saying it was untenable for him to retain his seat.
“Mr Hayward is facing serious charges, he has resigned his membership of our Party and he should now resign from the Parliament,” Ms Davies said.
“Our Party took swift and immediate action in the hours after the matter was revealed, by suspending Mr Hayward, removing his membership rights and setting in motion procedures under The Nationals WA’s Constitution to consider his future. His resignation means we no longer need to pursue this action.
“Our Parliamentary team have met and agree unanimously that Mr Hayward should resign from the Parliament.”