Handsome rising star of Australian Labor takes the reins of troubled party to take fight up to Gladys Berejiklian – but sorry ladies, he’s already taken
- Dad of three Chris Minns, 41, is elected leader of the NSW Labor Party
- Won the leadership after Michael Daley withdrew from the race
- Ballot comes after Jodi MacKay failed miserably in by-election
Michael Daley has withdrawn from running for the NSW Labor leadership, ensuring Chris Minns becomes the new opposition leader.
The NSW Labor caucus met on Friday in the NSW parliament, with Mr Daley withdrawing his candidacy for the party’s leadership.
Mr Daley, who represents the seat of Maroubra, had previously insisted he had the 15 signatures needed to back his nomination.
Mr Minns had already secured at least 23 votes from a caucus total of 50.
Chris Minns, 41, has been elected leader of the Australian Labor Party (above)
The caucus meeting was the first since Jodi McKay stepped down as Labor leader last week following a poor showing in the Upper Hunter by-election.
Labor MP Janelle Saffin told reporters after the meeting Mr Daley ultimately did not nominate for leadership, making Mr Minns the sole candidate.
He was thus elected unanimously