Opposition Leader Zak Kirkup has staunchly defended his decision to effectively concede defeat in WA’s election two weeks before polling day, insisting he is taking a “dignified” approach and not “taking voters for mugs”.
- Mr Kirkup said he conceded defeat to try to prevent Labor gaining ‘total control’
- Premier Mark McGowan slammed Mr Kirkup for the early concession
- The pandemic and WA’s health system featured heavily in the debate
But Premier Mark McGowan used the only televised debate of the election campaign to lay into Mr Kirkup for his shock decision to publicly accept he cannot win, accusing the Liberals of “giving in” and asking “why should anyone support them?”
On the day Mr Kirkup stunned his Liberal colleagues with his…