Andrews government loses fourth member in two days
The Andrews government has lost its fourth member in just two days, with Richard Wynne issuing a cryptic statement revealing he is leaving politics.
In the statement, Richard Wynne declared public life has been a privilege, but he doesn’t explicitly state he’s resigning.
The Premier, instead, has confirmed the veteran minister will not seek re-election in 2022.
After first being elected in 1999, the Member for Richmond has served under three Premiers – Daniel Andrews, John Brumby and Steve Bracks.
He paid tribute to the near 25 year political and personal relationship he’s shared with Mr Andrews, and has thanked the Premier for asking him to stay on in his role as Minister of Planning, Housing and Child Protection until next year’s state election.
His decision comes a day after the shock resignations of former minister and attorney-general Jill Hennessy, Ringwood MP Dustin Halse and Yan Yean MP Danielle Green.
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