NSW MP and former treasurer Matt Kean resigns from parliament

NSW MP and former treasurer Matt Kean resigns from parliament

  • Matt Kean will pursue company profession 

Former NSW Treasurer Matt Kean has introduced his resignation from state parliament, ending his 13 years because the member for Hornsby.

Mr Kean dashed rumours he was making a tilt for federal politics, saying he could be pursuing alternatives within the personal sector.

The Liberal MP made the announcement along with his spouse Wendy and four-year-old son Tom in a snap press convention on Tuesday afternoon, simply hours after Labor Treasurer Daniel Mookhey handed down his second NSW state finances.

Regardless of his personal massive information, he didn’t miss the chance to take a dig on the authorities’s efforts.

‘Thanks for popping out and I am sorry to take you away from the worst NSW finances in trendy historical past, however I’ve bought one other announcement to make,’ he started.

‘At this time, after 13 years because the member for Hornsby, I will be retiring from parliament.’

Matt Kean hugs his son Tom following his shock resignation from politics

Mr Kean stated he had made the choice over the weekend and denied he timed the announcement to detract from the finances.

‘I have been fascinated by this for a while and over the weekend, I made up my thoughts,’ he stated.

‘That is the final sitting week earlier than the winter break and I do not intend on coming again to the parliament within the August sittings.’

His announcement was attended by a number of Liberal MPs, together with Opposition Chief Mark Speakman, Felicity Wilson, Eleni Petinos and NSW Liberal state director Richard Shields.

Whereas he stated hadn’t confirmed a brand new function, he stated he supposed to pursue a job within the ‘vitality and climate-related area’.

‘I am enthusiastic about vitality, and I am passionate concerning the transition (to renewable vitality). This transition is inevitable,’ he stated.

‘I’ve made an influence relating to public coverage and I need to make an influence making certain that not solely vitality customers profit from this transition however our financial system advantages and our surroundings advantages.’

The long-time Hornsby MP (pictured with his family) ruled out a tilt at federal politics

The long-time Hornsby MP (pictured along with his household) dominated out a tilt at federal politics

Beneath the previous Perrottet authorities, Mr Kean served because the vitality minister, treasurer, and was the deputy NSW Liberal Celebration chief till the Liberals misplaced the state election in March final 12 months.

His resignation will set off a by-election within the northwestern Sydney seat.

Whereas Hornsby has been held by the Liberal Celebration since its creation in 1950, Labor gained an 8.8 per cent swing in opposition to Mr Kean within the final election.

His resignation comes amid rising hypothesis concerning the departure of former premier Dominic Perrottet, who holds the close by seat of Epping.

Nonetheless when requested, Mr Kean declined to supply his choose for his successor, saying it was ‘a matter for the Liberal Celebration.

‘A by-election is not a brand new factor in public life. This would possibly not be the primary by-election, and it definitely will not be the final by-election, that is the NSW political course of,’ he stated.

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