Dominic Perrottet has been elected as the new New South Wales Premier, following Gladys Berejiklian’s bombshell exit last week.
“The Parliamentary Liberal Party have met this morning to fill a vacancy for leader,” Government Whip Adam Crouch told reporters following the vote on Tuesday morning.
“A ballot has been held and I can declare that the honourable Dominic Perrottet has been elected to the leadership position of the New South Wales Liberal Parliamentary Party.
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“I can also confirm that the deputy position has been awarded to the honourable Stuart Ayres.”
It’s believed Mr Perrottet beat Planning Minister Rob Stokes in a vote, 39 to 5.
Berejiklian quit on Friday after the state’s corruption watchdog, the Independent Commission Against Corruption, announced she was under investigation for potential breaches of public trust during her secret five-year relationship with former MP Daryl Maguire.