WAFarmers has reaffirmed its cooperation with the National Party of WA following today’s change of leadership, stating that the organisation would continue to work with the party to further the interests of the state’s agricultural sector, regardless of the leader.
After challenging the Honourable Terry Redman for the party’s leadership role, former Nationals leader the Honourable Brendon Grylls took over top job following a party room meeting which spanned two days, during which Mr Redman stepped aside.
WAFarmers President Tony York said the organisation hoped the reinstatement of Mr Grylls as leader would continue to build on the work undertaken by the Nationals under Mr Redman’s leadership.
“Throughout his tenure as leader of the National Party of WA, WAFarmers has worked closely with Mr Redman and his team on a number of past and ongoing issues,” Mr York said.
“We hope to have as strong a relationship with Mr Grylls and his team following his reinstatement as party leader so that, together, we can further the interests of our members and the wider agricultural sector.
“Regardless of who holds the leadership position or whether the alliance between the Nationals and the Liberals will remain in its current form, WAFarmers will continue to work alongside the individual parties and the State Government to represent the voice of our members and move towards a more viable, profitable and sustainable future for the state’s agricultural industry.”
Mr York said the timing of the change of leadership would give the party time to reshape or consolidate their policies in anticipation of the State Election next March.
All media requests must be directed to WAFarmers Media and Communications Officer Melanie Dunn on (08) 9486 2100 or [email protected].