The shock resignation of popular WA Premier Mark McGowan has taken most by surprise.

Decimating the Opposition at the last well timed election, Labor is so dominant that even a messy leadership race for the top job is unlikely to put much of a dent in their popularity.

Quite a few contenders from the Left through their hat in the ring today, but much needs to be done in the huge caucus before the new Premier will be announced.

Image: Image: Wikipedia – CPSU – Mark McGowan outgoing WA Premier

Produced By: Roderick Chambers

Featured In Story: Dr Stewart Jackson, Senior Lecturer in Politics at the University of Sydney and former WA resident

First aired on The Wire, Tuesday 30 May 2023