4th Victorian Labor MP to Call It Quits at Next Election

A fourth MP from Victoria’s Labor government will exit politics at the next election, which comes a day after three fellow MPs also announced their resignations. Richard Wynne, the planning and housing minister and member for Richmond, published his statement on Facebook. “As the son of a waterside worker, it has been an honour to serve the Australian Labor Party (ALP) at a local, state, and national level,” he said. “I’m proud to be part of this socially progressive, reforming government—but I am focusing on the next 12 months.” Wynne was first elected in 1999 and has served under three premiers, John Brumby, Steve Bracks, and incumbent Daniel Andrews. He was previously a councillor in the City of Melbourne and served briefly as lord mayor between 1990 to 1991. Premier Daniel Andrews thanked Wynne for his service in a statement on Nov. 25. “In his inaugural speech in 1999, Richard …

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