FEDERAL Perth MP Patrick Gorman has entered PM Anthony Albanese’s ministry after being appointed assistant minister to the prime minister, sworn in this week by governor-general David Hurley.
It’s considered a nice gig and involves working closely with the PM, and comes off the back of Mr Gorman’s huge result for Labor in the Perth seat. Mr Gorman won with a massive two-party preferred vote of 64.78 per cent, and he achieved a swing of 11.5 per cent compared to the national average which saw a swing of 3.41 per cent to Labor.
The Liberal party suffered a -11.9 per cent swing on the first preference vote, with candidate David Dwyer getting 27 per cent of votes and the Greens’ Caroline Perks increasing her
party’s foothold 3.5 per cent to 21.8 per cent of the primary.