The Nationals WA recently welcomed Tony Crook as the Party’s new State President during a State Council meeting earlier this month.
Leader of The Nationals WA Hon Mia Davies MLA said the Kalgoorlie local who was elected unopposed on 15 May had many years of experience serving WA.
“Mr Crook was the Federal Member for O’Connor between 2010 and 2013, and also ran as a candidate for The Nationals WA in numerous elections – most recently in the 2021 State election for the Mining and Pastoral Region,” Ms Davies said.
“He also has an extensive history as Chair of several community groups such as the Royal Flying Doctors Service of WA.
“There is no doubt he is a great asset to our team and we look forward to our Party’s future under his wing.”
Ms Davies also paid tribute to outgoing State President Steve Blyth for his efforts and dedication that saw the Party through trying times.
“Mr Blyth played an important leadership role during the last State and Federal elections and contributed greatly towards the Alliance Agreement between The Nationals WA and WA Liberal Party that was made after the election.”
State Director Jack Mallick expressed his confidence in Mr Crook to lead The Nationals WA during a time like no other as the official WA Opposition against a massive Labor majority.
“The election result was unexpected but it put our Party in a position not held by us since the then Country Party in 1947 – I have no doubt Mr Crook will provide valuable leadership.”
The State Conference also elected the following State Executive delegates:
- Treasurer, Paul Kelly (Carnarvon)
- Male Delegate, Kieran Dart (Karratha)
Ms Davies and Mr Mallick also thanked outgoing treasurer Terry Fleeton and outgoing male delegate Deon Cawthray for their service to the Party.