Eastern Victoria MP Edward O’Donohue has announced his retirement from politics, following last week’s leadership spill which saw Matthew Guy leader of the Liberal Party.
In a statement issued Saturday 11 September, Mr O’Donohue said he advised former Liberal Leader Michael O’Brien he would not contest the 2022 State Election.
He has served as MP for Eastern Victoria since 2006.
“Following the change of Leader on Tuesday and with imminent changes to be made to the Shadow Cabinet, I have decided, in consultation with current Liberal Leader Matthew Guy, to bring my departure from Parliament forward to later this year,“ he said.
“It has been an absolute privilege to serve in the Parliament for the past 15 years and now is the right time to hand the baton to someone new, someone with fresh perspective, energy and enthusiasm.“
See Mr O’Donohue’s full retirement statement on page 14.