Zak Kirkup acknowledges Liberals have no chance of winning election

Marco Green
February 26, 2021

Western Australia's opposition leader has been accused of giving up after conceding the Liberals can not win the state election.

Mr Kirkup, 34, argued there needed to be Liberals in Parliament to fight for their local communities.

I'm not going to stop fighting, but I'm not going to pretend & make this election about something it's not.

"I have to be real with the people of Western Australia, and they are telling me that they expect Mark McGowan will still be Premier", Kirkup said.

While both leaders have dismissed polls showing a landslide victory for the Labor party, some political analysts have suggested the Liberal party could be left with just two seats in the lower house after the election.

'We didn't give up when we were fighting for the GST or fighting Clive Palmer, fighting the Liberal Party over the borders, fighting to keep cruise ships out.

'We didn't give up and I think West Australians never give up'.

A Newspoll released last week showed Mr McGowan's Labor Party ahead of the Liberals by a 68-32 margin.

WA Liberal leader Zak Kirkup has conceded defeat in the upcoming March 13 election amid fears that his party could be decimated by an overwhelming Labor win.

The losses would probably include Mr Kirkup himself, who holds his seat south of Perth by a less than one percent margin.

Early voting centres opened their doors yesterday morning, with the electoral commission estimating more than 15,000 people have already cast their votes.

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