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WA Opposition Leader Zak Kirkup to leave politics if he loses seat

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WA Liberal Opposition Leader Zak Kirkup has announced he will leave politics if he loses his Dawesville seat.

Western Australian Opposition Leader Zak Kirkup has announced he will likely abandon his political career if he loses his seat at Saturday's election.

Mr Kirkup, 34, holds Dawesville by just 300 votes, making it the second-most marginal Liberal seat in Western Australia.

Speaking to the ABC last night, the Liberal leader said if he isn't reelected he will consider it "his time" to leave.

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Zak Kirkup has admitted he won't win the next election.

"If I am not returned to Dawesville, I don't think that I would return to politics," he said.

"This is my home, and this is the community that I love and have a privilege of representing.

"If I'm not returned here … I'm not going to continue in the political arena. I think that's my time."

Labor's Lisa Munday is contesting Mr Kirkup's seat and may have a significant chance at taking it, according to recent polling.

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West Australian Premier Mark McGowan.

Mr Kirkup has held the seat since 2017.

Premier Mark McGowan is expected to deliver Labor its biggest election win in WA history.

It's been a tumultuous week for Mr McGowan in the lead-up to polling day, having received death threats as well as suspicious packages hurled at his office.

Source: 9News https://www.9news.com.au/national/wa-opposition-leader-to-quit-politics-if-he-loses-seat/de5ae418-d027-4168-bedc-633276411b25

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